Colorado Springs to Trash the Meat?

Published by PETA.

Spring cleaning is about to take on a whole new meaning in Colorado Springs, where officials facing a lack of funds have removed trash cans from public parks. To help the mayor stop the economic slump from turning Colorado Springs’ parks into dumps, PETA is offering to bring back the wastebaskets, with one caveat—they need to sport this ad:


trash can


How does meat trash the planet? A U.N. study found that factory farming is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” Our name for these doubly productive garbage cans? Wasteless Baskets.

Written by Logan Scherer

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