Meat defined

Dear Editor,

The Arizona House Committee on Land and Agriculture recently approved a bill to limit the definition of “meat,” so that consumers will know the difference between vegan meat and meat derived from slaughtered animals. 

In case you’re not smart enough to figure it out for yourselves, I guess.

Lawmakers need not worry about that. When consumers reach for vegan meats, they know that they’re not derived from animals who were imprisoned in filthy, overcrowded sheds; mutilated; and slaughtered. That’s why they’re reaching for them in the first place.

They know that eating animal flesh can be deadly, too—that it’s linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer, and that it contributes to climate change, pollution, and other environmental problems.

Fortunately, tasty vegan meats and other vegan foods are readily available in supermarkets and restaurants. See for more information and product suggestions.


Heather Moore
The PETA Foundation