Study Linking Meat to UTIs Prompts Launch of Shocking New PETA Ad

Published by PETA.

Meat-eaters in the City of Seven Wonders may be more likely to feel the sting than vegetarians or vegans. A recent study links urinary tract infections (UTIs) to meat consumption—using meat samples collected from grocery stores in Flagstaff, Arizona—and PETA now plans to use those findings to bolster its appeals to everyone to go vegan.

Check out this billboard we’ll be placing near pharmacies and medical clinics in Flagstaff:

PETA ad connects meat-eating to occurrence of UTIs

People have enough to deal with without a UTI, and animals don’t want to die, so PETA is reminding everyone that eating meat can come back to sting them. Going vegan is a painless and positive choice, and PETA stands ready to provide tips, recipes, and all manner of advice.

For years, researchers have known of a link between UTIs and E. coli, but the new study suggests that eating animal flesh could be responsible for a large number of cases—upwards of half a million each year in the U.S. In addition to carrying a risk of E. coli contamination, meat, eggs, and dairy contain no fiber and are loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol.

One Decision Helps Animals and Your Health: Go Vegan

Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year miserable lives on factory farms and terrifying, violent deaths in blood-soaked slaughterhouses.

There is no nutritional need for humans to eat any animal-derived products. All our dietary needs, even as infants and children, are best supplied by vegan foods. Going vegan can reduce the risk of developing many chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including heart disease, cancer, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

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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