Warwick Woman Is Finalist in PETA’s ‘Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50’ Competition

 

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28 August 2020

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Warwick Woman Is Finalist in PETA’s ‘Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50’ Competition

Finalists in PETA Contest Will Battle for Top Honours and a Vegan Tasting Menu for Two at Gauthier Soho

Warwick – PETA has selected the 12 finalists in its 2020 UK and Ireland’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 Competition, and 55-year-old logistics company Branch Manager Marzena Spiewak has beaten out numerous other entrants from across the British Isles to nab a spot on the list. After showing her colleagues the reality of the dairy industry, Spiewak campaigned for her workplace to switch to vegan milks – and it worked! Her garden also offers a safe haven for hedgehogs, squirrels, pigeons, and other animals.

The photo of Spiewak is also available here.

“With her huge heart and courageous spirit, Marzena is a hero for animals through and through,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “All the finalists of PETA’s Most Beautiful Vegan Over 50 Competition are setting an admirable example of compassion for younger generations to follow.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that COVID-19 originated in a “wet market”, where live and dead animals were sold for human consumption. Deadly outbreaks of swine flu, avian flu, SARS, HIV, foot-and-mouth disease, mad cow disease, and other zoonotic diseases have stemmed from capturing wild animals or farming animals for food.

In addition to each saving the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, people who go vegan could very well be extending their own lives, too, as vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity and are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are.

The esteemed winner of the contest a twist on PETA’s popular Hottest Vegan competition will receive an award-winning “Les Plantes” vegan tasting menu for two at top London restaurant Gauthier Soho.

This year’s winner will be chosen based on several factors, including vote count, and will be announced by 11 September. See the full contest details here.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a free vegan starter kit, available here, full of recipes, tips, and more.

Spiewak is available for interviews. For more information and to vote in the contest, please visit PETA.org.uk.

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