PETA launched the UK’s first vegan tube-station takeover on New Year’s Eve to inspire commuters to pledge to help animals, protect the environment, and get healthy by going vegan in 2017.
Clapham Common station has been plastered with Peta messages on every billboard, door and turnstile.
“We’re encouraging people everywhere to show compassion to animals by skipping meat-based meals and choosing humane and healthy vegan fare instead”, Peta said.
“Cows, chickens, and pigs are no different from human beings when it comes to feeling pain and fear and valuing their lives. By eating vegan, London commuters can spare sensitive animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s industrialised meat, egg, and dairy industries – in which chickens’ and turkeys’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious and piglets’ tails are cut off without any painkillers. Vegans are also less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are, and they also have a lower carbon footprint.
At Clapham Common Tube station (UK) …. hope for the year ahead. 😘 pic.twitter.com/TIjXGtDV5i
— Wisdom (@WisdomPepper) January 1, 2017
That’s why millions of Britons – including 20 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel – are embracing plant-based meals already.”
Some are branding the vegan tube as vegan propaganda and ‘too in your face’. Perhaps these people should consider the thousands of adverts we see daily which are ‘pushing’ meat and dairy in your face. On any given day I see up to a hundred adverts showing meat and dairy.
— Andy White (@white) December 30, 2016
Let’s remember that these adverts are showing murdered animals. They’re also advertising milk. Perhaps the cruelest product in the world. Cows are raised and are constantly pregnant. When they give birth their child is immediately taken from them. The bond between a mother and child isn’t exclusive to humans. It applies to all animals. Oh, and when we’e done with exploiting them they have their throats slit or a bolt shot in their head.
Now I don’t know about you but this is the only type of diet/lifestyle advertising there should be. A lifestyle that promotes health, compassion and sustainability.