Animal rights group says red meat month would be ‘unfair’ to animals, the poor and the sick
By Western Morning News
MP Neil Parish’s call for a red meat month to balance celebrations for vegans and vegetarians, drew an angry response from the animal rights group PETA.
Mr Parish, a farmer and the Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton, dismissed their letter to him – describing him as ‘out of touch’ – and pointed out that millions of Britons enjoy red meat but there is no formal event to mark its importance to the economy and the countryside.
Mr Parish is hoping to initiate a red meat month at the Palace of Westminster and has won support for the project from leader of the house William Hague.
Below is the letter in full from PETA:
Western Morning News – January 19, 2015