Singer Graces Cover of Vietnamese Family (Gia Dinh Viet Nam) Magazine in Sexy Dress Made of Veggies to Promote Healthy, Humane Vegetarian Meals
For Immediate Release:
13 January 2015
Hanoi– For its first-ever “Lettuce Lady” ad campaign in Vietnam, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia couldn’t think of a better star than its 2013 Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity, Ho Quynh Huong. In the new ad, Huong appears wearing a dress made entirely out of lettuce leaves and other vegetables next to the words “Let Vegetarianism Grow on You”. The new ad (attached) was shot by ace photographer Milor Tran and appears on the cover of Vietnamese Family (Gia Dinh Viet Nam) magazine.
Huong says, “To me, being a vegetarian has made my soul incredibly serene. I feel I have a source of energy flowing through me, and I always find a love for life. I see things in a positive light now, no matter what”. She adds that her skin is smoother now, too. Her professional make-up artist also comments that “her skin brightens up easily with just a minimum of make-up”.
Consuming meat and other animal products has been conclusively linked to cancer, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease – which is one of the top killers in Vietnam, affecting more than 10 million people. Going vegan dramatically reduces your risk of developing these conditions and spares animals immense suffering. Animals killed for food are confined to filthy, cramped cages, stalls and sheds, where they’re denied everything that’s natural and important to them. Chickens, pigs, sheep and cows are forced to endure debeaking, tail-docking and castration – usually without any pain relief.
Animal agriculture is also responsible for environmental devastation. Vietnam’s livestock industry annually emits 80 million tons of solid waste, a few dozen billion cubic metres of liquid waste and hundreds of millions of tons of gas. Worldwide, raising animals for food is a leading cause of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
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