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Animal Party hosting vegan event in central Nicosia on Sunday

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The Animal Party on Friday invited consumers to question behaviours responsible for the abuse of millions of animals and try vegan foods this weekend.

In a statement announcing the coming event marking World Vegan Day, the party invited the public to “do something different” this Sunday, “even out of curiosity”.

People will have the opportunity to try vegan foods, learn vegan recipes and products and get informed about veganism at 11am on Ledras and Onasagorou pedestrian streets, the party said.

The open invitation included the president, speaker of parliament, ministers, party leaders, house representatives and everyone who lives and works in the country.

Referring to people who eat meat, the party called on consumers to “challenge, reconsider and reject” behaviours that they used to consider “natural” and “necessary” but which are responsible for the “abuse and misery of millions of animals on our planet”.

From a young age, humans are taught that animals exist to serve humans, without considering what that really means, and we continue to exterminate them en masse every year, the party said.

Consumption of animal products is based on violence and animal abuse, while it negatively affects the environment and burdens the quality of human life, it added.

According to (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) PETA “globally, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation systems combined”.

The coronavirus pandemic, which the entire humanity is still fighting today, is the result of human manipulation of other species, the party said citing scientific findings to date.

“So, we change our eating habits and by choosing vegetarianism we will be able to reduce environmental damage and eliminate bad habits that burden human, animals, and nature,” the announcement added.

The chairman of the environment committee and leader of the Green party Charalambos Theopemptou will address the event.

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