PETA urges Capricornia Correctional Centre to go vegetarian
PETA has sent a letter to Paula May, general manager of the Capricorna Correctional Centre, urging her to stop feeding prisoner's cows, pigs, chickens and other animals.
The animal organisation has aksed the CCC to follow the lead of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the US after he recently instituted the vegetarian program in Maricopa County jails in Arizona to save taxpayers money.
PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker said: "It doesn't make sense to feed convicts some of the most expensive food on the market when they can get all the nutrition that they need from healthy, delicious vegetarian options. And this decision gives overburdened taxpayers a break at the same time."