The Vegans Will Save Us From Our Toilet Paperless Demise
As Australians continue to panic buy toilet paper and supermarket chains limit rolls to combat shortages, PETA has come up with a solution.
The organisation dedicated to protecting animal rights will be handing out free toilet paper in Sydney, with members setting up around Central station to give out the much sought after item.
But there's a catch and it comes in the form of a cheeky message printed on the toilet paper itself. Each square of toilet paper has a message printed on it that reads: "wipe out animal-borne illness: go vegan".
Their aim is to get to the 'bottom' of the problem, with the organisation arguing the outbreak of coronavirus likely wouldn't have occurred if humans didn't eat and breed animals for consumption.
"We must get to the bottom of the issue and consider the link between these kinds of viruses and humanity's flesh fetish," PETA spokesperson Emily Rice said.
"With every flush, this paper will remind users that the only real way to prevent future panic is by avoiding meat like the plague."
PETA are using the panic over toilet paper as an opportunity to convince people to go vegan to prevent the spread of air borne diseases, such as coronavirus, with the source being thought by experts to be a "wet market" in Wuhan, China, which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds.
Close contact between humans and animals is said to have made it easy for the virus to jump between species and spread.
More than 75 percent of emerging diseases start with animals, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Human demand for meat means that huge numbers of animals, such as chickens and pigs, are crammed together on crowded, faeces-ridden farms, transported in filthy lorries, and slaughtered on killing floors soaked with blood, urine, and other bodily fluids," according to PETA.
Pathogens flourish in such conditions, making factory farms a breeding ground for new strains of dangerous bacteria and viruses, which is why today, more than half the antibiotics used in Australia are fed to farmed animals.
With this in mind, PETA along with their free toilet paper want to remind Australians on this fact with every single flush as they encourage us to go meat free and let animals live.
Featured image: PETA
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