On the eve of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ United Nations address requesting that his embattled country be given permission to join the world body, PETA members joined the throngs of people gathered outside the U.N. to spread the message that we can each keep our own bodies free of violence with a vegan diet.
With people all around them screaming and fighting and the police doing their best to keep the peace, our nun, rabbi, and monk calmly showed that one thing people of all races, religions, and creeds can agree on is that we can all reject violence three times a day, 365 days a year, every time we sit down to eat. (After all, the Bible, the Torah, the Dharma, the Qur’an, and other religious texts condemn cruelty to animals.) Our peaceful trio even got a thumbs-up from Robert Kennedy Jr.
Want to start working for peace? Start in your kitchen: Take PETA’s Pledge to Be Vegan for 30 Days.
Written by Michelle Kretzer