For Instant Launch:
November 9, 2022
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Vatican Metropolis – After studying that meat is on the menu at COP27—regardless of the United Nations’ personal requires a worldwide vegan shift to combat the local weather disaster—this morning PETA’s Christian outreach division, LAMBS (“Least Among My Brothers and Sisters” from Matthew 25:40), despatched a letter to Pope Francis I, urging him to reintroduce the custom of meatless Fridays and to excommunicate any Catholics who eat animals. The group factors out that the pope lately decried meat consuming as a part of a “self-destructive development” and has referred to as on Catholics to do their half to cease the environmental disaster.
“Within the eyes of God, all animals are equally deserving of life, respect, and dignity, but these items are denied to the billions of pigs, cows, chickens, and different animals who’re killed for meals worldwide,” writes PETA Basis Religion Outreach and Engagement Marketing campaign Coordinator Candice Kelsey. “Abstaining from consuming flesh would do a world of fine for the planet and all its inhabitants, and you might assist present the best way to a extra environmentally sound, humane and moral manner of consuming.”
Genesis 1:29 states that God gives “each seed-bearing plant” and “each tree whose fruit comprises seed” as meals for people, but billions of animals are killed for meals yearly. They endure routine mutilations, reminiscent of castration and tail-docking, with out ache reduction earlier than they expertise a violent dying within the slaughterhouse. Fish are impaled, crushed, suffocated, or reduce open and gutted, typically whereas they’re absolutely aware. Every one that eats vegan—and never simply on Fridays—spares almost 200 animals a depressing destiny yearly.
LAMBS opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. Its motto, a variation of PETA’s, is “Animals usually are not ours. They’re God’s.” For extra data, please go to PETALambs.com or comply with PETA on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.