Protest Roundup: Manila Goes Bananas, Bangkok Goes Green, and Activists Get Cagey in Hong Kong
Staunch PETA supporter Nadia Chalabi donated her vacation time to help lead a series of captivating protests in Southeast Asia. First, PETA’s vegetarian appeel on the Manila Bay boardwalk spread the message that besides causing animal suffering on a massive scale, the consumption of meat and other animal products is linked to heart attacks, cancer, obesity, and diabetes.
Fortunately, going green doesn’t really require donning an outfit made only of lettuce in Bangkok! Being green is as easy as choosing a healthy, humane, and environmentally friendly plant-based diet. After all, raising animals for food is one of the top contributors to climate change and adds to a wealth of other environmental problems, including pollution, deforestation, and resource depletion.
And PETA held this eye-catching protest outside Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan Market in response to the reopening of the live-poultry market. Avian flu is directly linked to raising chickens and other birds for their eggs and flesh. The action comes after a man in Shenzhen died from the disease and after the recent culling of 17,000 chickens at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong, where a dead chicken tested positive for the H5N1 avian influenza virus.
So what are you waiting for? Take PETA’s Pledge to Be Veg for 30 Days today!
Posted by Ashley Fruno