India Reynolds Proves ‘All Animals Have the Same Parts’ in New PETA Campaign
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17 April 2020
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INDIA REYNOLDS PROVES ‘ALL ANIMALS HAVE THE SAME PARTS’ IN NEW PETA CAMPAIGN
‘Love Island’ Star Bares All to Show That Other Animals Aren’t Food
London – With her flesh covered by nothing except markings indicating “loin”, “round”, and “rump”, Love Island star, model, and plant-based chef India Reynolds appears in a new pro-vegan PETA campaign that gives people food for thought about the similarities between humans and all other animal species, including the ones we use for food.
Image courtesy of Ruth Rose
“If you wouldn’t eat your dog, why would you eat a cow or a pig?” Reynolds asks. “It’s up to us to recognise that in all the ways that really matter, all animals are actually the same.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that animals including chickens, pigs, and cows feel pain and fear, have unique personalities, and value their own lives, just as humans do, and the best way to help them is by adopting a compassionate vegan diet.
In today’s meat, egg, dairy, and fishing industries, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets tails may be docked without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive.
“[In time,] I honestly think we will look back and think that our behaviour towards animals was barbaric,” says Reynolds in an accompanying video spot.
PETA also notes that deadly outbreaks of swine flu, avian flu, SARS, HIV, hoof-and-mouth disease, mad cow disease, and other zoonotic diseases have stemmed from capturing wild animals or farming animals for food.
Reynolds joins a long list of celebrities – including Lucy Watson, Pamela Anderson, Chris Smalling, Sir Paul McCartney, and Alicia Silverstone – who have teamed up with PETA to promote healthy and humane vegan eating.
PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. The group offers free vegan starter kits, available here, full of tips, recipes, and more.