PETA Takes Meat Warning to Cardiff
This week, three of our brilliant activists hit Cardiff city centre in biohazard suits. Holding signs reading, “Meat Is a Biohazard. Go Vegan”, they were there to let people know about the link between today’s factory farming methods and the increase in diseases spreading to humans. A recent study published in the Guardian listed Cardiff as having one of the worst outbreaks of swine flu in the country.
Cramming animals by the thousands into filthy sheds and forcing them to live surrounded by their own faeces creates a perfect breeding ground for diseases to emerge. In order to keep the animals alive in these appalling living conditions long enough to be sent to slaughter, they are given antibiotics, which has led to the development of superbugs, some of which are capable of being transmitted to humans.
You can’t help but notice that the headlines are increasingly filled with stories of diseases getting out of control and causing severe illness and death around the world. There is no better time to drop animal products from your diet and go vegan. Not only will a balanced vegan diet help boost your immune system and increase your life expectancy, it could also help slow down the emergence and spread of deadly diseases.
For tips on how to lead a healthier and more compassionate life – and for yummy recipes – start flicking through the pages of your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit!