G7 Summit’s Meaty Meals Prompt PETA ‘Go Vegan’ Billboard

G7 Summit’s Meaty Meals Prompt PETA ‘Go Vegan’ Billboard

St Ives – Ahead of the G7 Summit (11 June) – an event for world leaders to discuss, among other things, how to respond to the global challenge of climate change – PETA is looking to place its “You can’t be a meat-eating environmentalist” billboard ad in the Carbis Bay area.

After G7 Summit President Boris Johnson failed to respond to PETA’s request to serve only planet-friendly vegan meals at the event, the group aims to remind global leaders and Cornwall locals to take personal responsibility and go vegan for the planet.

“The UN has stated that a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA’s ad is a wake-up call to anyone who can look at a meaty Cornish pasty without considering the environmental impact of such food – or the animals who suffered for it.”

The UN states that animal agriculture is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions and that raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global”. A widespread switch to vegan eating could cut global greenhouse-gas emissions by 70% by 2050, in addition to preventing animals from suffering on filthy farms and dying in slaughterhouses after their throats are slit.

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 PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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