COP27’s Meaty Menu Prompts Vegan Push From ‘Lettuce Lady’

COP27’s Meaty Menu Prompts Vegan Push From ‘Lettuce Lady’

London– After learning that meat, dairy, and other planet-killing foods are on the menu at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), a PETA Asia “Lettuce Lady” dressed in a gown adorned with lettuce leaves led a vegan push outside the summit today. According to the UN’s own recommendations, a shift to vegan eating is necessary if we are to avoid the worst effects of the climate catastrophe, since animal agriculture is responsible for nearly one-fifth of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

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“Would an oncologist take puffs of a cigarette while administering chemotherapy? Because that’s exactly how leaders look when they talk about saving the planet in between bites of meat,” says PETA Asia Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “Hypocrisy is on full display at COP27, so PETA Asia was there to demand that the UN start fresh and go vegan.”

PETA notes that research from the University of Oxford has found that going vegan is the single biggest step individuals can take to combat climate change. The UN has called for a global shift to plant-based meals in order to offset the worst effects of global heating, to which animal agriculture is a leading contributor. In addition to their devastating environmental impact, the meat and dairy industries also take the lives of billions of animals every year. Many of them endure extreme confinement on factory farms and are subjected to painful mutilations such as castration, branding and tail docking.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a free vegan starter kit on its website. For more information, please visit or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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