A Lesson for Highland Education Secretary: Less Meat is a Good Thing

For Immediate Release:

15 March 2016


Jennifer White 0207 837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Schools Educational Institute on the Benefits of Dropping Meat, Offers to Help Schools Make the Switch

Edinburgh – PETA is setting the Highland Secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) straight. In a letter sent this morning to Bob Colman, the group shares 10 reasons why it’s good for kids to go meat-free, from improving students’ health to helping the environment to saving animals from immense suffering. PETA has also sent letters to Highland schools, offering to provide them with free vegan starter kits to help facilitate the transition.

The letter comes on the heels of reports that Colman blasted recent plans to save money by swapping meat for nutrient-rich legumes in Highland schools’ cafeterias, describing them as “no good news”.

“Dumping meat in favour of healthy, hearty and humane vegetables and legumes is some of the best news kids could get”, says PETA Special Projects Manager Dawn Carr. “PETA stands ready to help Highland schools get a handle on their budgets and on kids’ nutrition with delicious vegan recipes.”

As documented by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – kids who eat vegan meals are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and obesity than meat-eaters are. Vegans spare many animals each year from daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialised meat, egg and dairy industries, and they have a lower carbon footprint, too, as the meat industry is a major producer of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

PETA’s letters are available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.