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 www.PETA.org for more information and a free vegan starter kit.
The PETA Foundation