For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2019
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – With Daylight Saving Time just around the corner—and because hospitals reportedly see a 25 percent increase in the number of heart attacks during the week after the clocks “spring” forward—PETA is urging everyone to change their clocks and their life by going vegan. The group points out that researchers have found that plant-based eating reduces the risk of developing coronary heart disease and dying from cardiovascular disease by a whopping 40 percent.
“You can have a heart for animals and lower your risk of suffering a heart attack by choosing healthy vegan meals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “This spring, PETA is encouraging everyone to spring into action and drive their health forward by eating vegan.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a form of discrimination against “others.” More information is available on PETA’s blog.