Relate to Who’s on Your Plate
Did your food once have a face?
That’s the question we’re encouraging people to ask themselves this week with a series of thought-provoking demonstrations across the UK ahead of World Vegan Month, which starts in November.
On Monday, compassionate student Shayna – who was a finalist in this year’s Sexiest Vegan Competition – kicked off the week by posing almost naked on a giant plate to help passers-by feel empathy for the animals who are killed by the meat industry.
Lovely Loretta put her principles into practice on the streets of Manchester to drive home the point that we’re all made of flesh and blood. Like Loretta, animals who are raised for food have personalities, emotions, families they care for, a capacity to feel fear and pain and a desire to live.
Liverpool was the next destination for our demonstration, with Jasmine stripping off to shine a light on the suffering of animals on factory farms, where animals are torn away from their parents and may have their horns, beaks or testicles cut off, frequently without any painkillers. They are forced to live in crowded, filthy sheds before being slaughtered, often before they reach adulthood.
Natural beauty Natalie challenged the citizens of Newcastle to put themselves in an animal’s place before tucking into their next meal – and then choose compassion over killing.
If you haven’t yet made the switch to a compassionate plant-based diet, please try to relate to who’s on your plate. Cows, pigs, chickens and sheep are just as interesting, intelligent and deserving of compassion as the dogs and cats many of us share our homes with. If you wouldn’t eat your puppy – or your next-door neighbour – then please don’t eat any other sentient animals, either!
Go vegan, and you’ll help animals every single day by not eating them (or their bodily secretions). The perfect moment to do it is now! Sign our 30-Day Vegan Pledge for World Vegan Month in November, and we’ll be on hand to help with advice, recipes, freebies and much more!