PETA ‘Served Up’ Nearly Naked Television Presenter On World Vegan Day

For Immediate Release:
2 November 2011

Liane Eltan +44 (0) 207 3579229, ext 228; [email protected]

London – To mark World Vegan Day on Tuesday, presenter and actor Sarah-Jane Honeywell lay virtually naked on a giant plate – complete with to-scale cutlery, chips and peas – above a banner that read, “Try to Relate to Who’s on Your Plate. Go Vegan”. She encouraged passers-by in Trafalgar Square to have compassion for the billions of animals who are abused and slated to be killed as part of the meat, egg, dairy and fishing industries every year. She was accompanied by PETA supporters who handed out copies of PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit.

“Going vegan is the best decision I’ve ever made – I have tons of energy, and I know that I’m not contributing to animal suffering”, says Honeywell. “A vegan diet is good for your health, for the environment and for animals – and there’s no better time to switch than on World Vegan Day!”

In addition to damaging the environment and human health, eating animal products causes suffering on a massive scale. In today’s industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens and turkeys often have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without being given any painkillers, fish are suffocated or cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats and calves are taken away from their mothers within 48 hours of birth. In the egg industry millions of unwanted male chicks are gassed or ground up alive each year.