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Okla. Gov. Kevin Stitt hosts barbecue near vegan billboard

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during an Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Friday, May 7, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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UPDATED 12:13 PM PT – Friday, May 14, 2021

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt hosted a cookout near a billboard criticizing his support for the state’s agriculture industry. Stitt posted a picture of the sign on Wednesday saying, “it looks like a great spot to grill some burgers.”

The governor manned the grill while wearing an apron labeled “beef…it’s what’s for dinner” while voicing his support for meat producers.

Looks like a great spot to grill some burgers… 👀

— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) May 12, 2021


The nonprofit organization PETA had a billboard placed west of Interstate 35 that calls Stitt a meathead and encourages passersby to go vegan for life. This comes after Stitt declared a week in March as “Meat All Week”. The idea of an Oklahoma meat week in March was originally a jab at Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’s meat-free day on March 20 to encourage residents to opt for an eco- and animal-friendly alternative.

“You know we’re just having a lot of fun out here. We’re supporting our agricultural industry here in Oklahoma. You know agriculture is such a huge part of our state. It actually employs 110,000 Oklahomans,” noted Stitt.

The governor explained that he was just excited to be out supporting the agricultural industry while having a little fun at PETA’s expense. In response to Stitt’s cookout, PETA said the governor’s constituents who associated with meat consumption deserve everyone’s sympathy, warning they may face serious medical risks.

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