‘You Can’t Be a Meat-Eating Environmentalist,’ Says PETA Bus Ad Blitz Ahead of COP26

You Can’t Be a Meat-Eating Environmentalist,’ Says PETA Bus Ad Blitz Ahead of COP26

Glasgow – With the United Nations’ climate change conference (COP26) less than a week away, PETA has plastered the sides of nearly half a dozen buses that run through the city centre – and past the event location, the Scottish Event Campus – urging attendees and locals to “take personal responsibility” and go vegan for the planet.

The ads will run in Glasgow until 14 November. High-resolution images of the buses are available here.

“The UN has stated that a global shift to vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “PETA’s ad blitz is a wake-up call to anyone who can look at a plate of sausage or black pudding without considering the environmental impact of these foods – or the animals who suffered for them.”

The UN states that animal agriculture is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions and that raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global”. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy from your diet could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73%. Doing so would also prevent animals from suffering on filthy farms and dying in slaughterhouses after their throats are slit.

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 or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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