“Donut Kill The Planet”: PETA Supporters Spotlight COP28, Plant-Based Treaty’s Lifesaving Alternative Message For Planet, Animals, People


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PETA supporters and other animal activists were on the scene in Manhattan yesterday—some on stilts and in delightful doughnut costumes—to draw people’s attention to COP28, the Plant-Based Treaty’s initiative based on the “Doughnut Economic Theory, ” and to the upcoming news conference at the summit on Sunday.

Here’s a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk about the conference and the event’s purpose:

“COP28 is awash with meat and dairy industry representatives who are trying to advance the interests of the filthy factory farms that spew out methane.

“That’s why the Plant-Based Treaty’s lifesaving vegan message is a vital one that can save not only animals and our arteries but also the planet we all live on.

“PETA is delighted to use a delicious vegan doughnut giveaway to highlight a humane, healthy, and Earth-friendly way to eat.”

For vegan donuts, some of our favorites in NYC are Dun-Well Doughnuts and Cloudy Donut, and both The Donut Pub and Doughnut Plant have vegan options.

PETA’s list of all-vegan restaurants include six in NYC.

PETA supporters on stilts in donut costumes in Manhattan. Image Credit – PETA

PETA supporters on stilts in donut costumes in Manhattan. Image Credit – PETA


New York — Unmissable, stilt-walking PETA supporters dressed as sprinkled sweet treats visited the Big Apple on Friday to help climate activists hand out several thousand vegan doughnuts, along with information about economist Kate Raworth’s doughnut model of economics, an environmental action plan that asks everyone to stop eating animal-derived foods to not only save animals’ lives but also the planet.

The event took place on Friday, December 8, at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and W. 46th Street, New York


The action is in support of the Plant Based Treaty’s appeal to put food systems at the forefront of combating the climate catastrophe—an initiative that treaty representatives will discuss during a news conference at COP28 in Dubai on Sunday.

COP28 is awash in meat and dairy industry representatives who realize that people are becoming aware of the impact of animal-based agriculture on greenhouse gas emissions.

“Animal-friendly foods mean a hole in one for our future, whereas meat and dairy are spelling disaster for the world, our arteries, and animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.

“A huge percentage of greenhouse gases, particularly methane, come from the meat and dairy industries, so every resident must take personal responsibility to dry up demand.”


The United Nations reports that a global shift toward vegan eating is vital in order to combat the worst effects of the climate catastrophe.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter)Facebook, or Instagram.

Banner and all Images: PETA protest in Manhattan. Image Credit – PETA


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, and PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters globally. PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment business. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, investigative newsgathering and reporting, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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