PETA slams Rangers pitcher Martin Perez in open letter, asks him to go vegan

PETA released a presser slamming Perez after he admitted to slaughtering the bull that caused him to fall and break his arm.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA, called out Rangers pitcher Martin Perez after he admitted to slaughtering the bull that caused him to fall and break his elbow in December.

In a released titled "Perez slammed for vengeful killing of bull," PETA asked Martin to reflect on his actions and enticed him to go vegan. They even sent him a basket of vegan treats.

"We hope that upon reflection, you'll feel that making a show of eating him was not only a cruel thing to do but also an unjustifiable, vengeful act that makes you look small," the statement read. "Obviously, you can't bring this magnificent being back to life, but you could do something that would actually benefit you as well as other bulls ... (by) changing up your diet."

Perez was asked earlier this week what happened to the bull that charged him, causing him to jump out of the way, but fall awkwardly and break his elbow. Perez said after his surgery he and his brother slaughtered the bull and ate it, saying it was "good meat."

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"Obviously, you can't bring this magnificent being back to life, but you could do something that would actually benefit you as well as other bulls," the statement continued. "To get in shape for the season, would you consider changing up your diet, as so many other professional athletes have done recently in order to improve their performance?

"... Avoiding meat, eggs, and dairy 'products' can help you prevent heart disease, cancer, and diabetes — and prolong your career — and we're here to help. No bull. (PETA is) sending you a basket of delicious vegan treats for you to enjoy, and we hope you'll take this opportunity to make a change."