The former president of Ireland; Mary Robinson encouraged people from developed countries to go vegetarian or vegan to reduce their carbon footprint in her recent speech at the One Young World Summit.

Veggie Bouquet

Veggie Bouquet

As a result, PETA has sent her a gift to say thanks: an edible bouquet with "blossoms" of aubergines, peppers, and radishes.

"Kudos to Mary Robinson for highlighting once again that going vegan is by far the best way to fight climate change", says PETA Director of International Programmes Mimi Bekhechi. "By adopting meat-free eating habits, developed nations will save millions of animals' lives and help the environment."

Farmed animals feed on huge amounts of grain and water before they are killed, processed, transported and stored and this takes up a lot of energy.

PETA reminds us- the United Nations has already noted that a global shift towards plant based eating is needed to combat the worst effects of climate change.

Vegans also have a reduced risk of suffering from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer. As well as this, they spare the lives of many animals every year from death.

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