Friday, May 09, 2008

Group Tells President Arroyo of the Philippines the Obvious: Become Vegetarian and Help Solve the Problem of Starvation in the Country

Once again a politician is shown the obvious and they refuse to listen. Unfortunately, in this case, this lack of openness to the truth leads to suffering of people.


GMA declines animal rights' group invitation to become vegetarian

Friday, May 9, 2008 10:02 AM

MANILA (AP)-President Arroyo has declined an animal rights group's invitation to become a vegetarian to help fight hunger in her country, her spokesman today said.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals challenged Mrs. Arroyo in an open letter to shun meat, saying that "adopting a vegetarian diet and publicly advocating the same would do far more than any photo op."

The PETA director for Asia-Pacific, Jason Baker, said that raising animals for food is "condemning people in the Philippines and around the world to starvation." He said food fed to animals is enough to feed half the world.

Mrs. Arroyo was not persuaded to change her diet.

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