Will ‘Blue Lagoon’ Go Green in ‘Go Vegan’ Appeal?

For Immediate Release:
18 June 2020


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

Will ‘Blue Lagoon’ Go Green in ‘Go Vegan’ Appeal?

PETA Offers to Help Deter Locals From Taking a Dip in Toxic Water

Buxton, Derbyshire – As summer is around the corner, PETA sent a letter today offering to help High Peak Borough Council in its mission to keep swimmers out of Harpur Hill’s “blue lagoon”, which the council dyes black every year to deter swimmers because the water is filled with animal carcasses, discarded needles, and chemicals. PETA is offering to dye the water green in exchange for permission to place a sign proclaiming, “Warning: Animal Flesh Is Toxic.”

“Eating animal corpses is every bit as disgusting and dangerous as swimming in water that’s filled with them,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA is eager to encourage everyone to take the plunge and start protecting animals, our health, and the planet by going ‘green’ – and that means going vegan.”

PETA’s letter (available here) points out that packages of chicken flesh are frequently contaminated with fecal matter, study after study has confirmed the correlation between eating meat and an increased risk of heart disease, and the World Health Organization has determined that processed meats are carcinogenic, placing them in the same category as tobacco and asbestos. Additionally, COVID-19 originated in a “wet market”, where living and dead animals were sold for human consumption, and many other viruses – such as bird flu and swine flu – began in filthy, crowded factory farms.

One-third of Britons have already reduced their meat intake or stopped consuming animals entirely, and polls show that vegan meals are the most popular takeaway trend in the UK. Each person who goes vegan also spares the lives of nearly 200 animals each year.

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 on its website.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.