Costumed ‘Cow’ to Descend On Al Gore’s Tennessee Home

PETA Calls On Live Earth 2015 Organizer to Serve Only Earth-Friendly Vegan Fare at the Event

For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Belle Meade, Tenn. – On Tuesday, a PETA “cow” will take the fight against climate change straight to the doorstep of Al Gore—an organizer of the upcoming multicontinental concert series Live Earth 2015. Armed with signs reading, “Fight Climate Change: Make Live Earth Vegan” and “Meat and Dairy = Climate Change,” PETA’s “cow” and supporters will remind Gore that to serve meat and dairy products—which are top contributors to environmental destruction—at the event is hypocritical and would defeat Live Earth’s purpose.

“No meaningful discussion about protecting the environment can happen while event organizers are ignoring the water waste and pollution and greenhouse gasses produced by the meat and dairy industries,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Gore has the ability and the responsibility to make sure that all elements of the Live Earth concert series are environmentally friendly—and PETA is calling on him to do the right thing today and ensure that only animal-free fare is offered at all events.”

Raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation, and the United Nations, the main sponsor of Live Earth, reports that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change. The Worldwatch Institute also estimates that 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are from animal agriculture PETA whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—calls on caring people to do their part for the environment by going vegan.

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