Bodypainted PETA Members Will Point Out That Eating Vegan Meals Is the Most Effective Way to Save Our Planet
For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2016
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Covered only with bodypaint depicting the Earth’s oceans and continents, two nearly naked women will turn heads in front of Union Station in Washington on Earth Day. The PETA members will give curious passersby more than an eyeful—they’ll also distribute free vegan starter kits and tell people how we can all do our part for the environment simply by choosing healthy, humane vegan meals.
Where: Union Station, at the intersection of Columbus Circle and Delaware Avenue N.E., Washington
When: Friday, April 22, 12 p.m.
“The meat and dairy industries are draining our water supply, wrecking forests, and warming the global climate,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “There’s no better time than Earth Day to stick a fork in climate change, and PETA is calling on people everywhere to pitch in by going vegan.”
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.” It takes an amount of water equivalent to six months’ worth of showers to produce just 1 pound of meat, and animal agriculture is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change. And, of course, the meat industry is responsible for the daily suffering and terrifying deaths of billions of animals every year. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—encourages anyone who’s concerned about the environment to go vegan.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.