Photos: Manchester Lockdown Prompts Pandemic Message From PETA

For Immediate Release:

14 August 2020


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]

Photos: Manchester Lockdown Prompts Pandemic Message From PETA

PETA Calls On Everyone to Protect Animals and Human Health by Going Vegan

Manchester – As COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Greater Manchester and the county is in partial lockdown, PETA is sharing an uncomfortable but important message that’s been pressure-washed onto the pavement in nearly 20 different locations in the city centre: “Killing Animals Is Killing Us All”.

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“As long as animals are confined amid their own waste and killed for human consumption, the next disease like SARS, swine flu, bird flu, or COVID-19 will be right around the corner,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “We can make great strides towards preventing the next pandemic – while also protecting the planet – by putting plants, not animals, on our plates.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that three in every four new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals (primarily from the wildlife trade or factory farming). Raising animals for food also requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water, and as a result, animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change.

Eating vegan not only spares animals a miserable life and a terrifying death but also reduces a person’s risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and numerous other health issues.

PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and offers a free vegan starter kit filled with recipes and tips for making the transition on its website.

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