MELTING IGLOO CONFRONTS APEC LEADERS: FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH DIET CHANGE (YES, IT’S A REAL IGLOO)

PETA Asia to Point Out That Vegan Meals Can Help Save the Planet

For Immediate Release:
November 12, 2015

Manila — As world leaders arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting next week, a costumed “chicken” from PETA Asia will brandish signs proclaiming, “Meat Melts the World. Harden Your Resolve. Go Vegan” and “Stop Climate Change. Go Vegan,” in front of an actual life-sized igloo, which will gradually melt in the sun.

When: Friday, November 13, 12 p.m.
Where: Parking lot across from CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines), Roxas Boulevard,
Pasay City, Manila

“No world summit tackling climate change can afford to ignore the environmental devastation caused by the meat industry, from carbon emissions to water depletion,” says PETA Asia Vice President of International Operations Jason Baker. “PETA Asia’s igloo will remind these world leaders that helping the environment starts with what’s on our plates.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—previously called on the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting to serve exclusively vegan meals during the event. As the group notes, the United Nations has stated that a worldwide shift toward vegan eating is needed to combat the worst effects of climate change. Animal agriculture is also among the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems we face, including destruction of the rainforests, water shortages, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

In addition to being kinder to the planet, vegan meals spare animals immense suffering in today’s industrialized meat, egg, and dairy industries.

For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com.

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