Former President of Ireland Receives Veggie Bouquet From PETA Following Vegan-Friendly Plea
For Immediate Release:
30 September 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
FORMER PRESIDENT OF IRELAND RECEIVES VEGGIE BOUQUET FROM PETA FOLLOWING VEGAN-FRIENDLY PLEA
PETA Applauds Call for Meat-Free Meals to Be a Worldwide Priority for Fighting Climate Change
Ireland – Following the news that former President of Ireland Mary Robinson encouraged people from developed countries to go vegetarian or vegan to reduce their carbon footprint in her recent speech at the One Young World Summit, PETA has sent her a delicious gift: an edible bouquet with “blossoms” of aubergines, peppers, and radishes.
“Kudos to Mary Robinson for highlighting once again that going vegan is by far the best way to fight climate change”, says PETA Director of International Programmes Mimi Bekhechi. “By adopting meat-free eating habits, developed nations will save millions of animals’ lives and help the environment.”
Feeding massive amounts of grain and water to farmed animals and then killing them and processing, transporting, and storing their flesh is extremely energy-intensive. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that the United Nations has warned that a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. Vegans also enjoy a reduced risk of suffering from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer – and of course, they spare many animals every year daily suffering on filthy, crowded factory farms and a terrifying death at the hands of the meat, egg, and dairy industries.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.