Wow! ‘Climate Change Cow’ Kicks Off Campaign at Democratic Convention

PETA Will Push All Presidential Candidates to Act With 'Moo-ving' Message: Meat and Dairy Industries Are Poisoning the Planet

For Immediate Release:
September 6, 2019

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Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Manchester, N.H. – This Saturday, PETA’s “climate change cow” will kick off the group’s campaign against climate change at the New Hampshire Democratic Convention to urge candidates and attendees to take action in the face of the climate crisis and animal agriculture’s inarguably massive contribution to it. The “cow” will hold a sign proclaiming, “Go Vegan or We All Die!”

When:    Saturday, September 7, starting at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the day

Where:    Outside the SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St. (at the intersection with Lake Avenue), Manchester

recent analysis of the food system’s impact on the environment stated that a massive reduction in meat-eating is essential to avoid dangerous climate change, including cutting beef consumption by 90% and dairy milk consumption by 60% in Western countries. More than 90% of the Amazon rainforest that’s been cleared since 1970 is used for meat production, which is a major contributor to pollution, land degradation, water shortages, and habitat destruction. A global shift to vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change, as animal agriculture alone is responsible for nearly one-fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions.

“The meat and dairy industries are guzzling up natural resources, decimating land and wildlife, spewing out contaminants, and messing up our planet’s weather,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s ‘climate change cow’ will be at this and other events, both Republican and Democratic ones, to urge everyone to embrace a vegan way of life in the face of the climate crisis.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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