Athens’ Acropolis: a Monument to Vegans?

Published by PETA.

Plato said, “The gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies … they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.” Now, PETA Germany has the perfect ad for Athens’ Acropolis—an ad that, if erected, would honor the city’s compassionate legacy while helping Greece end its financial woes:




Greek philosophers Plato, Pythagoras, and Plutarch all opposed the cruelty associated with meat consumption. This is one proven Pythagorean theorem that we can all follow: Going vegan = health2 + happy animals2 + green planet2.

Written by Logan Scherer

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind