Animal Rights

PETA Writes Letter to the Pope – “Go Vegan!”

| by PETA

In preparation for the World Day of Peace on January 1, 2010, Pope Benedict released a statement
calling for a more "sober lifestyle" and a move "beyond a purely
consumerist mentality." We've got two words for the pope to add to his
call to save the environment: Go vegan.

Raising animals for food wastes resources and devastates our environment. Going vegan curbs climate change and promotes everything Jesus required of his followers: compassion and love toward all beings. We've written a letter to Pope Benedict asking that the Vatican become a global leader on the path to (green) peace by serving only vegan meals.

Even the pontiff
himself has spoken out against the factory farming industry and its
un-Biblical ways. "Certainly, a sort of industrial use of creatures, so
that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as
possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just
caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity
seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that
comes across in the Bible," he said in an interview in 2002.

The bovine pope
has been cruelty-free his entire life—we think it's time for his human
counterpart to follow suit. So what do you say, Your Holiness? Won't
you give peas a chance?

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