Written by PETA
Nearly nude professional
Currie sudsed up in a tub in Edinburgh, Scotland,
for World Water Week
while policymakers met in Sweden to discuss global water issues. The bathing PETA
UK beauty informed passersby that it takes the equivalent of 50 bathtubs filled
with water to produce just one steak.
"Not only does the meat industry inflict
cruelty, it also wastes huge amounts of water and damages the planet,"
says Megan. "You can't eat meat and be an environmentalist."
A recent U.N. report calls the livestock industry "a key player in
increasing water use" and "probably the largest sectoral source of water pollution."
On top of that, billions of animals raised for food each year endure routine
abuse on crowded, filthy factory farms, where they are subjected to painful
mutilations, before being sent to slaughter, where many are butchered while
You can help fight the worldwide water crisis and save up to 100 animals per
year by going vegan
Today we're joining thousands of bloggers from around the world who are participating in Blog Action Day, an annual event in which bloggers post about a common worthy cause—such as preserving water.
So let's dive right into the deep end by taking stock of how much water is wasted when animals are raised for food:
So what're you waiting for? Help someone you know take the plunge—persuade him or her to try a vegan diet today!
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth
The message in a bottle has been a cultural mainstay since ancient times. The first person known to send one was Greek philosopher Theophrastus around 310 B.C.E. But I'm willing to bet that PETA Germany's message in 4,000 bottles is the first of its kind.
In observance of World Water Day, PETA Germany placed this aqueous installation on the sidewalk of Berlin's Potsdamer Platz to remind people that it takes 4,000 liters of water to produce one steak, while it only takes 1,100 liters to grow a vegan enough food for a whole day.
It's a fact that no one can dilute: You can save more water by not eating 1 pound of beef than you can by giving up showers for an entire year. In addition to saving the lives of more than 100 animals per year, going vegan is the best way to conserve water and the most sustainable way of life for people and the planet.
Written by Logan Scherer
This weekend, D.C. residents were lucky enough to have the chance to catch PETA's hardworking campaigners showering for a cause—not once, but twice!
On Friday, two PETA ladies decided to clean their consciences on the corner of Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Our squeaky-clean lasses wanted to let people know that the amount of water that it takes to produce 1 pound of meat could provide an individual with a year's worth of showers.
Then, at the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, our message got masculine (and mustachioed).
Our showering fella was at the annual Green Festival, where he let people know that meat's not green and that the easiest way to have a positive impact on the environment is to wash your hands of the stuff.
Written by Shawna Flavell
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