Lettuce Ladies Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

Posted by on November 8, 2010 | Permalink

PETA kicked off Vegetarian Awareness Month with the help of the lovely Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi, better known to many as “Leyla Harding” on the TV show Emmerdale. Ghawam-Shahidi wowed passersby in Leeds at the beginning of October by modelling a dress made entirely of lettuce leaves!

As October ended, so too did Vegetarian Awareness Month, and PETA’s gorgeous Lettuce Ladies used the opportunity to hand out delicious vegan sausages, kindly donated by The Redwood Wholefood Company, and spread the word about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet.  Holding signs that read “Let Vegetarianism Grow on You!” lovely ladies Victoria and Hailey looked a picture of health and beauty as they encouraged Oxford residents to adopt a vegan diet. Their outreach event followed fast on the heels of the arrival of ultimate PETA Lettuce Lady Pamela Anderson, who gave a lecture about eating a plant-based diet to Oxford University students last Monday.

In the UK alone, approximately 900 million land animals are killed for their flesh each year. Animals raised on factory farms live short lives in hellish conditions. Crammed into dark and filthy sheds, cages or confinement systems, they are denied the right to raise their young, socialise or do anything else that is natural and important to them. They know only suffering for their entire lives, and at slaughter, many of them have their throats cut while they’re still conscious.

Vegetarian Awareness Month might be over, but every month is a good month for people to switch to a more compassionate diet by ditching animal-derived products. To order your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit, just click right here!