For Immediate Release:

13 August 2018

PETA Offers to Help Keep Public Toilets Open at Night With Pro-Vegan Banner

Townsville – After hearing that Townsville residents are urinating in the streets, PETA has written to the council asking to be allowed to hang a banner that proclaims, “Meat Stinks. Go Vegan,” on the outside of the public toilets in return for helping to cover the costs of keeping them open overnight.

“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 could speed up the process of opening the new demountable loos while providing Townsville 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 Townsville City Council is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.