For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the Annals of Internal Medicine‘s publication today of a series of privately funded articles recommending that individuals continue their current consumption levels of red and processed meat—even though they’re associated with the development of heart disease, cancer, and other major health problems—simply because they enjoy the taste:
These sensational articles fly in the face of solid health science and do a huge disservice to the efforts of health experts, animal protectionists, and environmentalists who are encouraging people to drastically reduce or, better yet, end their meat consumption, in a move that not only saves animals and the planet but also could well save their own lives. Unlike the authors of this clickbait report, PETA believes people are ready to change for the better, which we see proved every day by the demand for our free vegan starter kits and the number of people enrolling in our free Vegan Mentor Program—both of which are available at PETA.org.
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.