For Immediate Release:
3 September 2018
PETA Offers to Help Build Sewage Treatment Plant and Reduce Waste in Waterways With Pro-Vegan Banner
Logan City – After hearing that Logan residents are knee deep in a “poo war”, PETA has written to the city council asking to be allowed to hang a banner that proclaims, “Meat Stinks. Go Vegan,” on the outside of the planned new sewage treatment plant in return for a donation to help cover the cost of building the waste system.
“This win-win solution could speed up the process of building the plant while providing residents and visitors with an important reminder that while sewerage systems are often known for having quite a stench, it’s the meat industry that really reeks,” says PETA Campaigns Advisor Mimi Bekhechi. “Animal agriculture wreaks havoc on the environment, as toxic waste and animal faeces frequently leach into local rivers and waterways, and the most powerful step that each of us can take to improve the environment is to go vegan.”
In addition to protecting the planet and sparing countless animals daily suffering and a terrifying death on today’s industrialised meat, egg, and dairy farms, vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity than meat-eaters are.
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 Logan City Council is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.