Written by Michelle Kretzer
PETA made sure that grocery shoppers
didn't wind up in a pickle when the eco-friendly ban on plastic bags went into effect in Oakland, California. A convivial carrot and personable
pickle offered shoppers at one grocery store free tote bags that were greener
than a cucumber salad.
That's because not only did the bags help
shoppers stop contributing to plastic-bag pollution, they also illustrated how
much the meat industry
pollutes the air, water, and soil. Inside their new bags, shoppers found a DVD of Paul McCartney's meat industry
exposé "Glass Walls" and a vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
Many shoppers told the pair of produce that
they were trying to be greener or were thinking about going vegan. And the
green goodies were such a hit that employees came out of the store to ask if
they could take some inside because customers were asking for them.
If you didn't get one of the totes, don't go out of
your gourd. Pick up a vegetarian/vegan
starter kit, a "Glass Walls" DVD, and a PETA bunny tote to help you be healthier and more Earth-friendly,
and make your friends go green with envy.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.