My Christmas Wish is for Everyone to Eat Vegan Foods


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To the Editor:

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas—one where animals aren’t abused, the climate isn’t a catastrophe, and humans are healthy and light. So, my Christmas wish is for everyone to eat vegan foods, and not animal-based ones, from now on.

’Tis the season for peace and goodwill, after all. Each vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year simply by not eating them.

Animal agriculture wastes resources, pollutes the planet, and contributes to the climate crisis. The North Pole won’t be a winter wonderland if Santa’s wearing Speedos and polar bears are clinging to melting ice floes. Fortunately, scientists have found that vegans are responsible for 75% less greenhouse gas emissions than people who eat meat and other animal-based foods.

Besides, gathering around a tasty vegan meal is much more fun than gathering at the hospital to visit someone who has indulged in too many fatty, cholesterol-laden animal-based foods.

If you’re dreaming of a green Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other holiday, see for more information and a free vegan starter kit.

Heather Moore
The PETA Foundation