Nearly Naked PETA Model Painted As ‘Mother Earth’ Says, ‘Save The Environment: Go Vegan’

For Immediate Release:
2 June 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Edinburgh – Today, with the Earth’s oceans and continents painted on her nearly naked body by makeup artist Tracy Kane and holding a sign that reads, “Save the Planet: Go Vegan”, vegan model Celt from Superior Model Management appeared as “Mother Earth” in central Edinburgh, just in time for World Environment Day. Accompanied by PETA supporters who handed out leaflets explaining why meat is bad for the planet, “Mother Earth” wanted to let people know that the best way to “go green” is to go vegan.

In addition to causing the daily suffering of billions of animals who are raised and killed for food, the meat and dairy industries ravage the Earth; they pollute, contribute to the build-up of greenhouse gases and place a serious strain on our land and water supplies. A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat against the worst effects of climate change.

“More and more, we are hearing about the damage that meat and dairy production does to our water supply, forests and global climate”, says PETA special projects manager Yvonne Taylor. “Experts agree that switching to a vegan diet is the single best thing we can do to help the environment – and what better day to make the switch than on World Environment Day?”