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PETA Silenced in Dubai and Jordan

Vegetarian activists face challenges in spreading their message in the Middle East. In Jordan, Amina Tariq was asked to stop spreading PETA pro-vegetarian information. A fellow campaigner, Ashley Fruno, said that she tried to obtain permission for her demonstration. “They told us we did not need permission because it’s not an actual protest, since there would be one person involved.” Yet police stopped her and took her to the station anyway.

PETA works to promote vegetarian diets worldwide for a number of reasons. They cite the high water consumption used in animal agriculture as a pressing environmental problem in desert areas. According to PETA, raising livestock uses 550 billion gallons of water everyday.
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PETA Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door 2010

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, consisting of more than two million members and supporters. PETA focuses on four main areas of animal cruelty: factory farms, laboratories, the clothing trade, and the entertainment industry. PETA thrives on public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. You can get more information at

PETA has been holding a contest for several years now known as the Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door. The Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door is a contest that consists of hundreds of men and women applying to be the next hottest and most successful vegetarian. Both men and women apply for the contest and share their success stories and photos. Thousands of people (not necessarily PETA members) vote for their top choices and each year’s winner gets a free trip for two to Hawaii.

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Peta’s World Vegetarian Week

Yesterday was the kick-off to World Vegetarian Week, an effort sponsored by PETA to encourage more people to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. Bruce Friedrich, a VP at PETA, has given a top-ten list for reasons you should consider going veggy, and we’re sharing that summary here. peta logo

1.  Helping animals helps the global poor
It requires 7x as much grain to feed animals so that we can eat meat, than it does to produce biofuels.

2. Eating meat supports cruelty to animals
Due to factory farms, it is rare that farm animals get to experience the idyllic barnyard lifestyle due to the inhumane environment they are raised in.

3. Eating meat is bad for the environment
A UN report claims eating meat is “one of the … most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems.” The report goes on to say that eating meat creates 40% more greenhouse gas than the combined emissions worldwide of cars, trucks and planes.

4. Avoid Bird Flu
W.H.O. warns that if this virus were to mutate, eating undercooked eggs or even touching a contaminated egg shell could pass the virus to humans.

5. If you wouldn’t eat a dog, you shouldn’t eat a chicken
Some research has shown that chickens’ intelligence outranks that of cats and dogs, and is relative to primates.

6. Heart Disease: Our number one killer
A vegetarian lifestyle can reduce your risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease.

7. Cancer: Our number two killer
The author of the China Study says, “No chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein.”pamela anderson

8. Fitting into that itty-bitty bikini
Vegetarians are 1/3 as likely to be obese while vegans are 1/10 as likely. These diet lifestyles are proven to help you lose weight and keep it off.

9. Global Peace
If you want to live in a peaceful world, it has to start by not killing and eating animals.

10. The joy of veggies
Vegetarians say the broad range of food they discover after giving up meat “explodes”.

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