Animal rights charity PETA encouraged ‘salad dressing’ in Piccadilly Gardens on Thursday – by sending women wearing only lettuce leaves to convert Mancunians to vegetarianism.
The sexy ‘Lettuce Ladies’ waved signs and handed out meat-free sausages – enough to make anyone want to turnip their nose to meat.
The event ran in line with National Vegetarian Week, which hopes to sow the seeds of an alternative diet to people across the UK.
“Study after study has extolled the benefits of a plant-based diet,” said PETA’s Lettuce Lady Kirsty Henderson.
“We’re here to let Manchester’s residents know that the best thing that they can do for animals, the environment and themselves is to go vegan.”
A recent United Nations report called ‘meat-eating one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.’
And it’s no yolk that Mancunians could relish the chance to go veggie after studies claimed a meat-free diet can lower the chance of cancer and obesity.
“Going vegetarian reduces your carbon footprint and saves animals,” said the Vegetarian Society’s Su Taylor.
“But it can also be better for your own health and wellbeing. A vegetarian diet can also be one of the cheapest ways to eat well.
“Whatever your reasons, going – and staying – vegetarian is a positive choice.
“Our world is complicated enough and one surprisingly simple change will benefit your health, the environment and animals.
“Going vegetarian isn’t rocket science, it’s just delicious.”
Picture courtesy of PETA, with thanks.