PETA USA To Live Earth: Walk The Walk And Serve Only Vegan Food
20 March 2015
PETA US Call On Kevin Wall, Al Gore, Pharrell Williams to Heed Live Earth’s Own Advice to Reduce Carbon by Banning Meat and Dairy Products From Events Worldwide
London – Live Earth 2015 have not yet committed to an all-vegan menu for their upcoming event – a multi-continental concert series set to call on world leaders to take action against climate change. So PETA US have rushed a letter directly to the desks of event co-founders Al Gore and Kevin Wall and creative director Pharrell Williams calling on them to make the right decision and commit to Live Earth’s own stated position: that dropping meat and dairy products in favour of vegan foods is the best way to reduce our carbon footprint.
“Live Earth can’t be a leader in fighting climate change if they betray their own values by failing to offer only vegan food at everything associated with this event”, says PETA founder Ingrid E Newkirk. “Animal agriculture is as toxic to the soil, water and air as it is to animals’ and humans’ health. PETA US are encouraging organisers to practise what Live Earth preaches by leaving animals off their menu.”
Raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation, and the United Nations, the main sponsor of Live Earth, report that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. As documented by PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – animals are confined to crowded, filthy cages and other enclosures when they’re raised by the meat industry. During slaughter, they’re hung upside down and many have their throats cut while they’re still conscious.
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