Group Reminds Passersby on Earth Day That the Meat Industry Wastes Water, Produces Greenhouse Gasses
For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
San Diego – Naked behind a banner that reads, “Clean Your Conscience: Go Vegan! 1 lb. of Meat Equals 6 Months of Showers,” two PETA beauties—including PETA’s Sexiest Vegan Next Door finalist Nastasha Rassel—will shower together on a sidewalk in San Diego in honor of Earth Day and to let consumers know that the best way to conserve water and help the environment is to go vegan.
When: Monday, April 22, 12 noon
Where: Southwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Broadway, San Diego
Going vegan is an easy way to cut down on personal water usage, and it’s the best thing that anyone can do to help stop animal suffering. According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is “a top contributor to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” In its report, the U.N. found that the meat industry causes local and global environmental problems even beyond climate change. It said that the meat industry should be a main focus in every discussion of land degradation, air pollution, water shortages and pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
“Between polluting the soil, water, and air and gobbling up our natural resources, the meat industry is as toxic to the Earth as it is to human health,” says PETA beauty Virginia Fort. “PETA wants Americans to know that each of us can personally fight climate change—and save animals—simply by going vegan.”
For more information, please visit PETA’s website GoVeg.com.