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MEAT KILLS - JUST SAY NO!
Posted 1 March 1998
The giant red-on-black posters reading: Meat Kills - Just Say No! will appear at more than 100 key sites throughout the country from March 9th. A stark UK-wide poster campaign is launched next week to mark Animal Aid s annual Veggie Month promotion. They point to the 850 million animals now killed every year in the UK and to the higher incidence of a range of often lethal diseases suffered by meat eaters compared with vegetarians. These include heart disease, cancers, bowel disorders, high blood pressure and food poisoning.
Animal Aid estimates that the number of people dying every year in the UK as a direct result of eating meat could be 120,000. The figure is arrived at through a fresh analysis the campaign group has conducted into the Oxford Study, an important 12 year long research project into diet and disease originally published in 1994.
The purpose of our Meat Kills poster campaign is to alert the public to the devastating impact of the meat-eating habit. Day by day the evidence mounts that humans also pay a heavy costMembers of the public considering quitting the meat habit can telephone Animal Aid's Kick the Meat Habit! Helpline. It will offer callers all the advice and support they need to begin cooking delicious vegetarian meals and leading a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle.
The Meat Kills poster campaign will run from March 9th-23rd.
Notes to Editors
- More information from Andrew Tyler, Becky Smith on 01732 364546.
- Kick the Meat Habit! Helpline (01732) 354 032. Calls are charged at standard rates. The helpline runs throughout March.