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PROTESTERS IN HAZMAT SUITS TO PLACE BLAME ON MEAT FOR CORONAVIRUS, AFRICAN SWINE FEVER
PETA Will Encourage Everyone to Help Prevent Deadly Outbreaks by Going Vegan
What: With cases of coronavirus reported around the world—including at least one fatal case in the Philippines—PETA supporters in biohazard suits will gather outside the Department of Health with signs proclaiming, “Stop Killer Diseases. Go Vegan” and “Meat Trade Kills. Go Vegan.”
The group will also be handing out free vegan starter kits to passersby.
“Filthy factory farms, slaughterhouses, and meat markets threaten the health of every human on the planet by providing a breeding ground for deadly diseases like coronavirus, African swine fever, SARS, and bird flu; bacteria like E. coli and salmonella; and more,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “PETA is urging everyone to protect themselves by avoiding meat like the plague.”
The United Nations found that 70% of new human diseases originate in animals and that most of those are directly linked to animals used for food. Additionally, bacteria are found everywhere on crowded, filthy farms, so farmers use huge quantities of antibiotics to keep animals alive in the sickening conditions. Because of the rampant use of antibiotics, certain bacteria have become resistant to even the most powerful ones. According to experts, by 2050, more people will die from antibiotic-resistant diseases than from cancer. The development of “superbugs” on farms has worried scientists for years—and now, researchers fear that this impending threat is only growing.
When: Thursday, February 13, 12 noon
Where: Department of Health, outside the Rizal Avenue entrance, Quezon City (just south of Tayuman LRT) Google maps link here.
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PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com.