PETA Asks COP26 President Alok Sharma to Stop Showering
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November, PETA made an unusual request of the event’s president, Alok Sharma: skip showering from now until the conference to help offset the environmental damage caused by the summit’s non-vegan menu. Or, be green and clean by serving vegan meals at COP26.
In the letter, PETA notes that vegan catering would save far more water than the missed showers, as animal agriculture wastes a third of the world’s freshwater.
Why COP26 Should Serve a 100% Vegan Menu
It takes 15,415 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef, and that metric doesn’t even account for all the greenhouse gases that animal agriculture generates.
Given that the meat, egg, and dairy industries are a leading cause of the climate crisis that COP26 seeks to address, removing these items from the catering menu seems like a no-brainer. A vegan menu would allow attendees to dine with a clear conscience and also set an important example for the world to follow.
In addition to the environmental benefits, each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year the misery of the squalid, crowded conditions on farms and a terrifying death at the abattoir.
Everyone can take responsibility and help combat climate change by going vegan. If you’re not already vegan, you can take the first step by ordering a free copy of our vegan starter kit.
Urge Alok Sharma to Take Action
Take action and tell Alok Sharma, president of COP26, to walk the talk and serve only vegan food at the event: