Yesterday saw World Vegetarian Day arrive, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month – a whole month of opportunities to try something new and learn just how great a meat-free diet can be! So many compassionate celebs (and PETA supporters) have already made the decision to ditch meat, including Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul McCartney, Eliza Doolittle, Owain Yeoman, Leona Lewis, Bryan Adams, Russell Brand, and Chantelle Houghton – who recently launched our brand-new vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
What better time to give it a shot than … Read more.
Music icon and tireless animal defender Sir Paul McCartney is turning 69 on 18 June. The singer, songwriter and composer in one of the most successful bands in music history is also a devoted vegetarian.
Animal welfare is an issue so close to his heart that Sir Paul joined with PETA to narrate “Glass Walls,” an undercover video that shows the cruel treatment and suffering of animals on factory farms and at abattoirs. The video’s name is taken from McCartney’s famous quote, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would … Read more.
With the Earth’s oceans and continents painted on her nearly naked body by makeup artist Tracy Kane and holding a sign that reads, “Save the Planet: Go Vegan”, model Celt from Superior Model Management appeared as “Mother Earth” in central Edinburgh today, just in time for World Environment Day. Accompanied by PETA supporters handing out leaflets explaining why meat is bad for the planet, the vegan “Mother Earth” wanted to let people know that the best way to “go green” is to ditch animal products.
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Playboy models and vegetarians Monica Harris and Victoria Eisermann shared a tub in Trafalgar Square today to mark World Water Day. The bathing beauties informed passers-by that it takes the amount of water in 50 bathtubs to produce just one steak. The action was designed to show that the best way to save water, fight the worldwide water shortage and clean our consciences is to go vegan.
“Not only is the meat industry cruel, it wastes huge amounts of water and damages the planet”, says bathing beauty Victoria Eisermann, who was … Read more.
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What better day to go green than St. Patrick’s Day? In honour of old Paddy, we’ve come up with five simple ways to go green (and help animals!):
1. One of the leading causes of climate change is meat production. Inform everyone you know that “meat’s not green“!
2. The best thing that you can do to help the environment is to go vegan. Go green (and help animals!) by pledging to go veg today.
3. Share the “Glass Walls” video on Facebook and expose the … Read more.
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The following post originally appeared in The PETA Files.
People should be encouraged to dump meat just as smokers are encouraged to give up tobacco, according to The Future of Food and Farming, a report featuring contributions from 400 researchers around the world.
With the global population expected to jump from 6.8 billion to more than 9 billion by 2050, the report predicts that farmers will need to produce 70 per cent more food while using the same amount of land. Since this will be extremely … Read more.
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Living with meat-eaters isn’t easy. On top of waking up on Saturday morning to the smell of burning flesh, you may on occasion come home late from visiting your girlfriend in Portsmouth to find that your flatmate has filled both his and your freezer space with a variety of frozen animals and animal by-products.
Sadly, when you move into university housing, you don’t get a choice of whom to live with. A couple of weeks ago, I got a great little card game from a totally vegan shop … Read more.
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22 April 2010 marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Approximately 1 billion people participated in Earth Day celebrations during the month, and on the day alone, countless people planted trees, cleaned up rivers, pledged not to use plastic bags and decided to walk rather than drive. All of this helps, of course, but it’s not going to save the planet. To be truly “green”, we’ve got to make our diets more environmentally friendly by kicking the meat habit and going vegan. An apple a day … Read more.