More that 1,000 plant-based health care professionals and students came together in front of White House on Friday to share what they called an 'important message' - brandishing a banner that said 'Go Vegan'.
The stunt, led by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), co-ordinated with the organization's annual health event.
PCRM co-hosted its sixth-annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, D.C., on August 10 and 11 with the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The conference - which was attended by more than 800 health care providers - focused on the latest research on dietary interventions that can help prevent, manage, and sometimes even reverse chronic diseases, which, according to PCRM, now account for seven in every 10 deaths in the United States.
Physicians Committee President, Neal Barnard, M.D, who can be seen to the left of the 'Go Vegan' sign, said: "Diet is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Health care providers are eager to learn to use the power of nutrition. The International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine is the perfect place to do that."
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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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