Group Advises Mayor That Going Vegan Is the Best Way to Help the Planet

Green, Ohio — PETA has sent a letter to Green, Ohio, Mayor Richard Norton asking him to change the city’s name to “Meat’s Not Green” for 24 hours in honor of Earth Day (April 22). PETA’s request will bolster the city’s “Living Green” campaign, which promotes Earth-friendly measures, including encouraging residents to use water-conserving rain barrels and buy locally grown food. PETA points out that in addition to causing health problems and animal suffering on a massive scale, raising animals for food is acknowledged as a leading cause of greenhouse-gas emissions, water pollution, and land degradation.

“‘Meat’s Not Green’ is a catchy name that would encourage everyone to think about the ill effects of meat on the environment, animals, and their own arteries,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “After all, one of the best things that anyone can do to go ‘green’ is to go vegan.”

With the letter, PETA included artworkshowing a potential Interstate 77 sign that reads, “Meat’s Not Green.”