For Immediate Release:

31 January 2018

PETA Calls On Mackay’s MP, George Christensen, to Lead by Example With Vegan Meals for a Month

Mackay – After a recent report handed Mackay the hefty title of “heaviest city” in Queensland, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a solution: vegan meals. This morning, the group sent the city’s MP, George Christensen, a letter highlighting the overwhelming scientific evidence that vegans are less likely than meat-eaters to suffer from obesity. PETA enclosed a vegan starter kit and called on the politician to set an example for his constituents by forgoing animal-derived foods throughout February.

“Swapping cholesterol-laden meat, eggs, and dairy ‘products’ for nutritious plant-based foods is a great way to go from heavy to healthy,” says PETA spokesperson Emma Hurst. “PETA is eager to help George Christensen lead Mackay in a fitter new direction with delicious vegan meals.”

In addition to being trimmer, on average, than their meat-eating counterparts, vegans are less prone to developing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. They also have a lower carbon footprint and, of course, spare many animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries. These are just some of the reasons why 2.1 million Aussies (and rising) are now vegetarian or vegan.

PETA’s letter is available on request.

For more information or to order a free vegan starter kit, please visit