Maggie Q Reveals the Simple Solution to Climate Change

Actor Maggie Q plays it tough like nobody else. She kicks ass in Divergent and keeps turning up the heat on the fight against climate change. Maggie’s greatest attack, we think, against one of the largest causes of environmental destruction—the meat industry—is her plant-based diet. There are many proposed solutions to fighting climate change, but the most efficient option is to go veg.

In her ad for PETA, shot by iconic photographer Frank Ockenfels 3, Maggie asks people to take responsibility and think about how our food choices impact the Earth, animals, and our health.

Raising animals for food damages the environment. Whether it’s the overuse of resources, fossil-fuel emissions, massive water and air pollution, or soil erosion, the meat and dairy industry is wreaking havoc on the Earth. In addition, the billions of animals raised on factory farms are forced to endure extremely stressful conditions, often crammed into spaces barely bigger than their bodies. They are fed drugs to make them grow at an unnatural rate before they are transported in all weather extremes to slaughterhouses, where they will die slowly and painfully.

In her exclusive interview, Maggie shares why she chose to go naked for this message and why eating plant-based meals is the best way to combat environmental devastation, protest cruelty to animals, preserve our health, and more:

To take part in the fight against climate change, sign this pledge to go vegan and share this ad on Twitter!

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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