I just feel better since I stopped eating meat, and when you feel better, I think you look better too.—Pippa Black
Best known as Elle Robinson on Network Ten's soap opera Neighbours, piping-hot Pippa Black is the latest vegetarian vixen to star in an ad for PETA Asia-Pacific. In the provocative pic, which was shot by celebrity photographer Brett Goldsmith, Pippa poses in a stunning full-length gown made of lettuce and a red chili-pepper choker next to the tagline "Let Vegetarianism Grow on You."
"Of course, going vegetarian is a positive step to help stop animal suffering, but it's also great for your health and the environment," says the alluring Aussie, who put her studies in animal technology on hold to pursue an acting career. "I just feel better since I stopped eating meat, and when you feel better, I think you look better too."
Looking better is right! Australia has the second-highest obesity rate in the world—nearly 60 percent of adults and more than one-fourth of children are considered to be overweight or obese. Numerous studies have found that vegetarians are on average much leaner than meat-eaters. Eating meat and other animal products has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and several types of cancer.
Bad for you, a meat-based diet is even worse for animals. Pigs, cows, chickens, and other factory-farmed animals are confined to dark, filthy warehouses and are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. They routinely undergo debeaking, tail-docking, and castration—all without any pain relief. At slaughterhouses, many animals are scalded or dismembered while they are still alive.Follow Pippa's advice and give vegetarianism a try! Order a free copy of PETA's "Vegetarian Starter Kit" today.