8 months pregnant and body painted – Isabelle Goetz pushes for a vegan lifestyle in Paris this morning

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Isabelle Goetz’s latest protest points to her belief of an extreme urgency of transitioning to a global plant-based diet, for animals, the planet and future generations.

Proudly displaying her rounded belly painted to represent planet earth in front of the Louvre Pyramid this morning, PETA France spokesperson Isabelle Goetz held up a sign saying “VEGAN for the animals, the planet and future generations“.

The protest aimed to highlight how vitally urgent it is – not only for animals, but also for the survival of our mother earth and its inhabitants – to replace meat and other products derived from animal exploitation with the myriad of delicious and healthy plant-based options available to us today.

“I only see good reasons to be vegan! In addition to saving animals from the hellish conditions they endure in the meat, milk and egg industries, I also want to leave a clean and viable planet as a legacy for future generations, on which they can still breathe and have access to drinking water,” explains the mother-to-be. “I also want to show that you can be pregnant, vegan and in perfect health.”

At a time when it is vital to act to fight climate change, the most effective thing we can do is change our diet. It is now known with certainty that raising animals for food is one of the biggest factors of air and water pollution, and one of the major causes of deforestation, depletion of our resources, inequalities in access to food and global warming – according to an FAO report, animal farming is responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than the emissions from the entire transport sector.

In addition, a vegan diet is perfectly adapted to the nutritional needs of children as long as it is well planned – just like any diet. Growing up vegan also allows children to learn compassion for all beings, and to consider animals as the sentient beings they are, rather than the consumer items they are portrayed to be.

PETA, whose motto says in part that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” notes that adopting a vegan lifestyle also allows each person to save 200 animal lives each year and reduce their risk of suffering from serious health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer, among others.

For more information on a vegan lifestyle and its benefits to animals, the planet and our health, please visit www.PETAFrance.com.