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'Lettuce Lady' takes on Kenya's meat-eaters

bbc.co.uk | via IVU | 07/15/10

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A campaigner wearing a dress made of spinach has paraded through Nairobi urging Kenyans to give up meat.

Dubbed "the Lettuce Lady", Michelle Odhiambo from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, admitted her campaign was provocative on two fronts.

Firstly because of her dress and secondly by trying to convince Kenyans to give up popular dishes such as roast meat, known as "nyama choma".

The organisers of the event said meat-eating contributed to hunger in Africa.

Ms Odhiambo, who became a vegetarian eight years ago, said this was because the amount of food consumed by animals reared for slaughter could be used to feed more people.

[Don't miss the East & Central Africa Vegetarian Congress in Nairobi, Kenya, December 2010 - more info will soon be at www.ivu.org/africa ]

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