What: Tomorrow, holding signs reading, “Eating Animals Is Prehistoric” and “It’s Not the Stone Age,” PETA’s big and intimidating “dinosaurs” will urge everyone at Shibuya Crossing to leave animals off their plates and go vegan.
PETA’s protest will look similar to this.
“We’re in the middle of a pandemic caused by eating animals—and data show that we’re heading for a climate catastrophe if we don’t change our eating habits,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “There’s no better time to ditch primeval meat-based diets and go vegan. Japan’s vegan scene is starting to roar, and eating cruelty-free foods is easier than ever before.”
PETA points out that every person who opts for vegan foods—rather than meaty meals—spares nearly 200 animals each year and that going vegan is one of the easiest and most effective actions individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint. The United Nations states that animal agriculture is responsible for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions—and that going vegan is necessary if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
When: Wednesday, October 6, at 12 p.m. sharp
Where: Shibuya (a.k.a. “Scramble”) Crossing (meeting point: Statue of Hachiko (a dog) at Shibuya station)
PETA’s protest will be held at Shibuya Crossing.
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PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.