Curses! Meat-Eating Tweens See Red

Published by PETA.
tedkerwin / CC by 2.0
Hot Dog

This one’s scarier than that shower scene from Carrie: It’s been shown before, but there’s more news that researchers in the U.K. have found a link between high meat consumption and early periods in girls.

Using data from a group of children who were studied from birth, researchers determined that 7-year-olds who regularly chow down on meat face a 75 percent chance of prematurely getting their periods by age 12. The curse of earlier puberty for youngsters also sets the stage for their increased risk of breast cancer later on, thanks to extended exposure to higher levels of estrogen.

OTR tweens, IBD, UTI—it’s easy to crack the code: Stop eating animals. Period.

Written by Karin Bennett

Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

 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