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Naked "Mother Earth" Protesters Warn G20 Members about Hazards of Meat Production
PETA Beauties Ask People to "Save the Planet"
Holding signs reading, "Save the Planet: Go Vegetarian," and with the Earth's oceans and continents painted on their nearly naked bodies, two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia and Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth will appear as "Mother Earth" to promote a plant-based diet to passersby in Seoul on Tuesday. Switching to a vegetarian diet is the most effective thing that anyone can do to fight climate change and reduce environmental destruction.

Date: Tuesday, November 9
Time: 1 pm sharp
Place: Outside the Gate 4 entrance of COEX Center, near ASEM tower, and across the street from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Seoul

PETA's Mother Earth activists want to bring a serious issue to the public's attention in a lighthearted way. Besides causing the daily suffering of billions of animals who are raised and killed for food, the meat and dairy industries ravage the Earth. Researchers at the University of Chicago concluded that changing from a standard meat-based diet to a vegan diet is more effective in the fight against global climate change than changing from a standard American car to a hybrid.

The U.N. recently concluded that animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change and is a major contributor to resource depletion, pollution, and world hunger. Also, feeding, transporting, and slaughtering farmed animals and packaging, transporting, and storing their flesh wastes enormous amounts of energy.

Cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals raised for their flesh are dehorned and debeaked and have their teeth, tails, and testicles cut off—all without being given any painkillers. They are crammed into crowded, filthy enclosures and denied everything that is natural and important to them. At the slaughterhouse, animals are routinely hung upside down, have their throats cut, are skinned alive and are scalded to death while they're still conscious.

"Meat and dairy production has a devastating impact on the environment," says PETA Mother Earth Ashley Fruno. "With so many delicious alternatives to meat available, it's easier than ever to enjoy great food while saving animals and the planet."

For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com.

Contact:
Park, So-yun 010 5289 8886 (mobile)
Ashley Fruno 010 8659 5170 (mobile); AshleyF@PETAAsiaPacific.com



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