Arrested at COP28: Protestors Confront Flesh Peddlers

Posted on by PETA Australia

Two PETA UK supporters were taken away by the police at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai today. In response to plans to present meat as “sustainable”, one of the protestors was nearly nude, body-painted as a bovine alongside a “butcher”. The action urged the world leaders present to avert the worst effects of the climate catastrophe by acknowledging the cow in the room: animal agriculture, which is a leading cause of global heating. Watch on Instagram.

PETA ‘Cow’ and ‘Butcher’ Hit COP28 With Anti-Meat Message

If world leaders recognised that animal agriculture is killing the planet, we would have a better chance of halting the climate catastrophe and sparing countless animals.

PETA’s ‘Cow’ and ‘Butcher’ Sound the Alarm

The Cow in the Room

If you care about the environment, you urgently need to ditch meat and dairy and choose vegan foods. According to the United Nations, about a third of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions is linked to food production, and the largest percentage of these gases comes from the meat and dairy industries.

The United Nations also recognises that animal agriculture is a major contributor to water pollution. Run-off from meat, egg, and dairy farms pollutes rivers with faeces, urine, pathogens like E. coli, antibiotics, and other drug residues.

Animal agriculture is also stealing natural habitats from wildlife around the globe. It takes up one-third of the Earth’s land surface and is responsible for 30% of biodiversity loss.

Growing vegan foods – such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas, nuts, and lentils – requires less energy, land, and water.

The best way to reduce your carbon footprint and spare countless lives is to eat vegan. PETA stands ready to help you make the switch to a sustainable and compassionate diet.