PETA’s ‘Lettuce Lady’ to Urge Jaipur Residents to Eat Green for St Patrick’s Day

For Immediate Release:
15 March 2017

Ayushi Sharma; [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari; [email protected]

PETA Reps Will Point Out That Climate Change, Water Shortage, Resource Depletion, and Land Erosion Are All Linked to Meat and Milk Production

Jaipur – Green is the official colour of St Patrick’s Day, but it’s also People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s favourite colour 365 days a year. That’s because “eating green” means eating healthy, humane, and eco-friendly plant-based foods. On Thursday, the day before St Patrick’s Day, PETA’s “Lettuce Lady” wearing a dress made from lettuce leaves and holding a sign that reads, “Eat Green! Go Vegan!” will gather with other PETA supporters at Statue Circle.

When:             Thursday, 16 March, 12 noon sharp

Where:           Statue Circle, facing Prithviraj Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan

“Even the luck of the Irish can’t save the Earth from the devastating effects of people’s bad meat and milk habits”, says PETA India Campaigns Assistant Ayushi Sharma. “Whether it’s climate change, the overuse of land resources, massive water and air pollution, or soil erosion, eating animals is wreaking havoc on the planet.”

Here’s what scientists say about the effects that humans’ diets have on the environment:

  • A United Nations report concluded that a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
  • University of Chicago researchers concluded that switching from a standard meat-based diet to a vegan diet is more effective in the fight against climate change than switching from a standard car to a hybrid.
  • A 2008 German study concluded that a meat-eater’s diet is responsible for more than seven times as many greenhouse-gas emissions as a vegan’s diet is.

Many leading environmental organisations – including the Worldwatch Institute, Sierra Club, and Union of Concerned Scientists–recognise that raising animals for food damages the environment more than any other human activity.

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