Group Reminds Passers-By That the Meat Industry Wastes Water, Produces Greenhouse Gasses
What: Nearly naked behind a shower curtain that reads, “Clean Your Conscience” and “Meat’s Not Green”, two PETA beauties will shower together in Federation Square to let consumers know that the best way to conserve water and help the environment is to go vegan.
Going vegan is an easy way to cut down on personal water usage, and it’s the best thing that anyone can do to help stop animal suffering. According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is “a top contributor to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global”. In its report, the UN found that the meat industry causes local and global environmental problems even beyond climate change. It said that the meat industry should be a main focus in every discussion of land degradation, air pollution, water shortages and pollution and loss of biodiversity.
“Between polluting the soil, water and air and gobbling up our natural resources, the meat industry is as toxic to the Earth as it is to human health”, says PETA beauty. “PETA wants Australians to know that each of us can personally fight climate change – and save animals – simply by going vegan.”
Where: Swanston St Forecourt, Federation Square
When: Wednesday, 27 November, 11 am
Your coverage is invited.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.