8-Year-Old Vegan Wants Everyone to Moove On From Cow's Milk
For Immediate Release:
November 26, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Vancouver – Accompanied by a healthy, happy 8-year-old vegan child wearing a calf costume and holding a sign that reads, “I Miss My Mom. Dairy Is Cruel,” PETA members—holding signs reading, “Cow’s Milk Is for Baby Cows”— will converge outside the BC Dairy Industry Conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. Their point? That calves on dairy factory farms are torn away from their mothers, often within days of birth. Most female calves are destined for the same fate as their mothers: repeated artificial insemination until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for hamburger meat.
When: Wednesday, November 27, 12 noon
Where: Outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, 1038 Canada Pl., Vancouver
“Drinking milk and consuming other dairy products not only supports animal abuse but also can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and even acne,” says PETA campaigner Emily Lavender. “Anyone who values the special relationship between a mother and her baby—no matter the species—should dump dairy products and switch to soy, rice, almond, or any of the other delicious and healthy plant-based milk options on the market.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.