Billboard Urges the UK’s Least Vegan-Friendly City to ‘Change’
After a recent survey ranked Bradford as the least vegan-friendly city in the UK, PETA has placed a massive ad in town with a powerful message:
The new billboard encourages locals (and everyone reading this blog post!) to have a change of heart, see animals as individuals, and leave them off their plates. Cities, restaurants, and supermarkets across the country have embraced vegan living, and it’s time that Bradford did, too.
- For animals: Every single animal exploited and killed for food was a sensitive individual with his or her own thoughts, feelings, and personality. Yet the meat, egg, and dairy industries subject them to claustrophobic conditions, immense suffering, and violent slaughter. These animals never get to raise their families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything else that’s natural and important to them. Most won’t even breathe fresh air until the day they’re loaded onto lorries headed to an abattoir.
- For the environment: The leading cause of global deforestation, a major contributor to climate change, and one of the main reasons for devastating wildfires around the world is the use of animals for food. More land is required to feed a meat-eater than a vegan, and gases and waste produced by farmed animals cause serious pollution.
- For our health: Vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are. Major pandemics, too, are linked to eating animals. Experts say that COVID-19 originated in a “wet market” in Wuhan, China, where humans had direct contact with live animals and dead animal flesh. According to Public Health England, “Many (60 to 80% [of]) emerging infections are derived from an animal source.”
What You Can Do
Just like dogs, cats, and humans, pigs, cows, sheep, chickens, and fish are intelligent, sensitive animals who feel pain. Like others, they deserve not to be exploited.
The good news is that being compassionate is easier than ever, and a vegan lifestyle helps protect other animals, the environment, and our own health.
Embark on your vegan journey – take our 30-day vegan pledge and we’ll help guide you to a compassionate lifestyle.