Embrace a Greener Diet: ‘Lettuce’ Show You the Way
In outfits cunningly fashioned from lettuce leaves, PETA volunteers tempted passers-by at Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens yesterday with free vegan sausages. Sowing the seeds of healthy vegan eating in the minds of Mancunians, the lovely “Lettuce Ladies” were there to celebrate National Vegetarian Week – and to extol the benefits of a green and compassionate diet.
While wielding signs reading, “Turn Over a New Leaf: Go Vegan”, supporters also showed the lunchtime crowd our powerful video “Glass Walls“, narrated by Paul McCartney. The short film exposes the suffering of animals in the meat, dairy and fishing industries and has been known to turn people vegetarian on the spot!
Quitting meat is the best statement you can make against cruelty, and it’s the green thing to do, too. A recent United Nations report summarised the devastation caused by the meat industry by calling it “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global”. Meat is also destructive to the body: vegans tend to be slimmer than meat-eaters and are less likely to suffer from cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
What better time to turn your back on an industry that confines billions of animals to severely crowded spaces and subjects them to mutilations, injuries and terrifying deaths than during National Vegetarian Week? It’s easier than you might think, especially as we’ll send you free advice and resources to help you make the transition to a plant-based diet. Sign up here to get started: PETA.org.uk/VSK.