Today, PETA activists in Tokyo painted themselves from head to toe with bright-green bodypaint for World Vegan Day (November 1) and encouraged people to protect the environment and fight climate change by ditching meat, eggs, and dairy and going vegan.
Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the world’s transportation systems combined. The United Nations (U.N.) has determined that raising animals for food causes enormous local and global environmental problems and should be a primary focus in every discussion of climate change, land degradation, water and air pollution, water shortages, and the loss of biodiversity. The U.N. has also stressed that a global shift toward vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
In addition, vegans are, on average, trimmer than meat-eaters and less likely to suffer from cancer, heart attacks, strokes, or diabetes. The best part is that every vegan saves nearly 200 animals per year from daily suffering and a terrifying death.
So what are you waiting for? Do your part to save the planet and animals today—pledge to go vegan!