To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has teamed up with food artist Prudence Staite to create portraits of Scotland’s most well-known vegetarians, including Emeli Sandé, using only vegetables.
Sandé went vegan last year, saying, “I don’t eat any animal product. I feel lighter, I have more energy and, most importantly, I am more conscious of what I put into my body”.
A longtime vegetarian advocate, Cumming said: ” I think it’s an indication of how we’re becoming more conscious of what we do to our bodies by what we put into them and what we do to the planet”.
PETA, claim that in addition to helping save many animals every year from the horrors of the slaughterhouse, vegans and vegetarians are less prone to developing cancer, obesity and diabetes than meat-eaters are.
A PETA spokesperson added: “They also have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people (including 20 per cent of 16 – to 24-year-olds, according to the research group Mintel) have chosen to ditch animal-derived foods.”
Aberdeenshire’s Emeli Sande honoured as iconic vegetarian