For Immediate Release:
12 July 2018
PETA Offers to Help Upgrade Public Toilets With Pro-Vegan Banner
Tamworth – After hearing that a Tamworth Regional Council report recommends deferring the upgrade of public toilets at Marsupial Park, the Attunga rest stop, the Barraba Rotary Park, and Moonbi Hill Lookout, PETA has written to the council offering to pay a fee in exchange for being allowed to hang banners that proclaim, “Meat Stinks. Go Vegan,” on the outside of the buildings.
“While public toilets are often known for having quite a stench, it’s the meat industry that really reeks,” says PETA Campaigns Adviser Mimi Bekhechi. “This win-win solution would help the council upgrade the toilets while providing Tamworth residents with an important reminder that when it comes to animals, our health, and the environment, meat really does stink.”
In addition to sparing countless animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialised meat, egg, and dairy industries, vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are. Plant-based meals are better for the environment, too, because the meat industry is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – offers a free vegan starter kit on its website, which contains recipes, tips on dining out, and more. The group’s letter to Tamworth Regional Council is available upon request.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.