For Immediate Release:
1 November 2016
Beauties Bathed in Public to Highlight Meat Industry’s Drain on Water Resources
Gold Coast – Holding signs that read, “50 Baths = 1 Steak”, two nearly naked PETA supporters shared a bathtub underneath the iconic Surfers Paradise sign on the Gold Coast to celebrate World Vegan Day and let passersby know that the best way to conserve water and help the environment is to go vegan.
“It’s impossible to ‘go green’ without going vegan,” says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Ashley Fruno. “By simply going vegan we can help protect the Earth, our health, countless animals and can also save nearly 1 million litres of water a year.”
It takes about 15,500 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of beef, compared with just 1,000 litres to produce 1 kilogram of wheat. A United Nation’s report calls the livestock sector “a key player in increasing water use” and “probably the largest sectoral source of water pollution.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”— notes study of water consumption found that a vegetarian diet can save Australian households up to 35 per cent of their total water usage. In addition, a Worldwatch Institute report concluded that 51 per cent of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture.
For more information about a vegan diet, please visit PETA.org.au.