PETA's Earth Day Point: Eating Meat Is Killing the Planet
For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Louisville, Ky. – This Thursday, just ahead of Earth Day (April 22), a nearly naked, bodypainted “Mother Earth” will make a bold statement at Fourth Street Live!, where she’ll lead PETA supporters in a lively demonstration encouraging passersby to save the planet by going vegan.
When: Thursday, April 18, 12 noon
Where: At the intersection of W. Liberty and S. Fourth streets, Louisville
“The meat industry is guzzling up our natural resources, spewing out contaminants, and heating up our planet,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “This Earth Day, PETA is calling on everyone to ‘go truly green’ by going vegan.”
The United Nations has concluded that a global shift toward vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change, and the meat industry is a major contributor to pollution, land degradation, water shortages, and habitat destruction. In addition to shrinking their carbon footprint, each person who goes vegan spares the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.