Bodypainted Beauties Say, ‘Eat Green—Eat Vegan!’ for St. Patrick’s Day

PETA Members to Tout the Eco-Friendliness of Meat-Free Meals

For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2016

Catie Cryar 202-483-7382

Wearing nothing but green bodypaint, three green-haired PETA members will display signs proclaiming, “Go Green: Go Vegan,” in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday, the day before St. Patrick’s Day. The nearly naked trio will make the case to lunchtime shoppers that the single best way to help the environment and animals is by choosing plant-based meals.

Where:           At the intersection of Market and N. 15th streets, Philadelphia

When:             Wednesday, March 16, 12 p.m.

“There’s no time like St. Patrick’s Day to go green, and everyone can help the environment by kicking meat, eggs, and dairy foods to the curb,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA wants concerned consumers to know that shrinking their carbon footprint is as easy as going vegan.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that animal agriculture accounts for an estimated 50 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions, and the United Nations has concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change. In addition, everyone who goes vegan saves more than 100 animals every year from daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialized meat, egg, and dairy industries.

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