For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Savannah, Ga. – To mark Earth Day (April 22), a PETA supporter will take to the streets to shower behind a curtain that reveals how much water is used to produce just 1 pound of beef or two slices of cheese—and she’ll come clean with the solution: Simply go vegan.
When: Thursday, April 22, 12 noon
Where: At the intersection of W. Broughton and Bull streets, Savannah
“The meat and dairy industries are draining our aquifers and trying to curtain off their damaging role in causing climate change,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “This Earth Day, PETA asks everyone to eat vegan for the day, at least, to help save water, animals, and the planet.”
Animals used for food live in squalid, crowded conditions and die in terror inside slaughterhouses. PETA’s Earth Day campaign—which also includes billboards and partnerships with more than 50 vegan-friendly restaurants—encourages everyone to save the lives of nearly 200 animals every year by going vegan, a move that also helps save water, as growing water-intensive crops simply to feed animals raised for their flesh consumes more than half the water used in the country. Runoff from animal agriculture is also one of the leading causes of river and lake pollution.
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 or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.