WHO Report Linking Meat to Cancer Prompts PETA to Offer Free Personal Vegan Mentors

For Immediate Release:
October 26, 2015

David Perle 202-483-7382

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk released a statement in response to the World Health Organization’s new report that processed meat consumption causes cancer:

Since the World Health Organization confirms that eating bacon, hot dogs, ham, and other processed meats causes cancer, PETA is offering a free vegan starter kit and a personal mentor to anyone ready to ward off cancer as well as a slew of other health issues by going vegan. Our lives may just depend on choosing a veggie burger over a bratwurst, and PETA’s seasoned vegan mentors are standing by to help with a wealth of information on healthy, easy-to-find meat-free meals to enjoy at home or out on the town.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has more information about vegan eating on its website.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind