Feathers Fly Over Veal at G8 Summit

Published by PETA.

The G8 Summit has been all over the news this weekend. And one of the top stories to emerge from this gathering of great minds? Sarah Brown, wife of British prime minister Gordon Brown, shunned veal—not once but twice! She even tweeted about it:


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Sarah Brown


This isn’t the first time Mrs. Brown has refused to support the cruel veal industry. At the NATO Summit in Strasbourg earlier this year, she refused to eat veal or foie gras!

Mrs. Brown apparently realizes that in the veal industry, calves are ripped from their mothers’ care immediately after they are born. They are then tethered in small, dark pens—unable to move more than a single step in any direction—and fed a diet lacking in necessary nutrients. All this is done in order to keep their flesh “tender” for when these babies are killed for someone’s dinner.

Kudos to Mrs. Brown for taking a stand against animal abuse. You can follow her lead by ordering a free copy of our “Vegetarian Starter Kit” today.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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