PETA to Launch Fashion-Forward Veggie-Printed Abayas
For Immediate Release:
13 October 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
PETA TO LAUNCH FASHION-FORWARD VEGGIE-PRINTED ABAYAS
Cruelty-Free Garments Will Help Many Muslim Women Wear Their Vegan Hearts on Their Sleeves
“We’ve had numerous requests for fashionable, sophisticated abayas that promote humane vegan eating”, says PETA Director of International Programmes Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA has sold pro-vegan T-shirts for years, and now we’ll be able to offer many of our Muslim supporters the same opportunity to express their compassion for animals.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that vegans are less likely than meat-eaters to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. What’s more, every person who goes vegan spares numerous animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in the meat, egg, and dairy industries. Vegan meals are greener, too, as animal agriculture is a leading contributor of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.
For all these reasons, millions of Brits of all faiths – including 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel – are embracing meat-free meals.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.