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."
About PETAPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 2 million members and supporters.PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other "pests" as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. For details please contact Ashley Fruno at AshleyF@PETAAsiaPacific.com
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