‘DONUT Kill the Planet!’: COP28 Protesters on Stilts to Pass Out Thousands of Doughnuts in Times Square

For Immediate Release:
December 7, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

New York – Unmissable, stilt-walking PETA supporters dressed as sprinkled sweet treats will visit the Big Apple on Friday to help climate activists hand out several thousand vegan doughnuts, along with information about economist Kate Raworth’s doughnut model of economics, an environmental action plan that asks everyone to stop eating animal-derived foods to not only save animals’ lives but also the planet.

When:    Friday, December 8, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of Seventh Avenue and W. 46th Street, New York

The action is in support of the Plant Based Treaty’s appeal to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate catastrophe—an initiative that treaty representatives will discuss during a news conference at COP28 in Dubai on Sunday. COP28 is awash in meat and dairy industry representatives who realize that people are becoming aware of the impact of animal-based agriculture on greenhouse gas emissions.

“Animal-friendly foods mean a hole in one for our future, whereas meat and dairy are spelling disaster for the world, our arteries, and animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “A huge percentage of greenhouse gases, particularly methane, come from the meat and dairy industries, so every resident must take personal responsibility to dry up demand.”

The United Nations reports that a global shift toward vegan eating is vital in order to combat the worst effects of the climate catastrophe.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

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