PHOTOS: Vivienne Westwood’s PETA Ad Launch

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This afternoon, at gourmet vegetarian restaurant tibits in Central London, members of the media and fashionistas gathered for the launch of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s newest project – a PETA video promoting vegetarianism.

Dame Vivienne literally makes a splash in the provocative new PETA video about the meat industry’s depletion of world water supplies, which was screened in advance of World Water Day on 22 March. The full video can be seen here.

At tibits, Dame Vivienne explained about the huge amount of water wasted by the meat trade – not only for the animals it uses but also for crops grown exclusively to fatten them. Attendees also heard her ethical arguments for adopting a meat-free diet. She filmed a video testimonial at the ad shoot, explaining why she doesn’t eat meat:

Attendees were also treated to a vegetarian lunch at the award-winning gourmet eatery.

Vivienne Westwood: Wash Cruelty Down the Plughole Dame Vivienne Westwood at PETA video launch Vivienne Westwood and PETA US Senior VP Dan Mathews

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  • Doris commented on April 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    If she’s so dead set against eating meat and campaigning against the meat industry’s environmental impact, how can she justify her company still selling so many leather goods made from, yes, leather, which last time I checked was still a by-product of the meat industry. Yes, they do offer some non-leather alternatives, but if Stella McCartney manages to do entirely without leather why can’t Vivienne?

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