Written by Michelle Kretzer
members of Congress took a lunch break from haggling over Obamacare, they were
greeted on Capitol Hill by a naked man with several heads of lettuce.
majority whipped their heads around to see PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door,
Zachary Koval, and the "Lettuce Ladies" as they handed out free vegetarian/vegan starter kits. And if that sight weren't
enough to make the reps drop their smartphones, the tantalizing aroma of
hundreds of piping-hot veggie dogs was.
this show of agreement by all parties, will Congress be making a bipartisan
leap to declare its independence from meat? Stay tuned …
Lake City turned into Sexy Leaf City when PETA's "Lettuce Ladies"
rolled into town. The leafy lovelies were there to persuade folks to go lean and green in 2012 by going vegan.
SLC "occupiers" even stopped occupying long enough to chat with the
green gals (and enjoy some free soy sausage).
a figure so svelte that you feel confident wearing leafy vegetables? Click here.
Written by Heather Faraid Drennan
Not everyone can
afford to buy an electric vehicle (EV), but there is one thing that we all can
do to help the environment,
even in a down economy: go
That's the message that PETA's lovely—and apparently frostbite-proof—Lettuce
Ladies took to the streets of Seattle, where the delicious vegan jerky
they handed out in front of an EV charging station went like hotcakes in the 33-degree
Raising animals for
food wastes land, water, and other resources, and it takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel
to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from
plant protein. A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift
toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
Even if you
wouldn't wear a bikini in freezing weather to spread the word about the benefits
of a vegan diet, you can pick up copies of our vegetarian/vegan starter kit
to hand out to friends and family or passersby.
Written by PETA
the celebrities on the
fight card at Avalon Hollywood
were practicing their right hooks and uppercuts, PETA's Lettuce Ladies were
there to show them and their fans how to be
a knockout by cutting out meat.
course, dumping meat and dairy products gives you not only a
trim, sexy physique (ahem, Kevin
Federline) but also more energy (Octomom), and you can enjoy so
many fresh fruits and veggies that you'll think you were eating from the White
House kitchen garden (Tareq
started working on your knockout
celebrity figure today by ordering a free vegetarian/vegan starter
Written by Michelle Sherrow
As Lady Gaga
heads to India to perform at the Formula One closing party, PETA India has an
idea for her next statement outfit: a dress made of lettuce leaves.
Considering meat's monstrous impact on
and the environment
as well as the plight of animals who are dismembered
for food while still conscious, PETA India asked Mother Monster to show her fans that even just
reducing the amount of meat they eat (or wear) can help.
Will Lady Gaga step into the leaf dress
and discover that she was born the herbivore way? We'll have to wait and see.
In the meantime, you can use these
to cook up some meatless dishes that you'll go gaga for.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
roaring, 2,000 bikers gathered to show off their rides, listen to country music
… and chow down on some vegan "beef" jerky at the annual Love Ride in
California on Sunday. PETA's two sexy Lettuce Ladies could barely keep up with
the demand as they handed out pieces of Primal Strips
jerky and PETA's vegetarian/vegan
In addition to
coming back for second helpings of delicious vegan jerky, Love Ride attendees
were hungry for information about improving their own health
and preventing cruelty to
by adopting a plant-based diet. Don't be left in the dust: Check out our free guide to adopting a vegan diet today!
by Heather Faraid Drennan
At this weekend's HempCon medical
marijuana convention in L.A., PETA's Lettuce Ladies toke took the
opportunity to urge attendees to break their addiction—to meat.
The gals in green were
such a huge hit that they quickly gave away their entire stock of vegan
munchies—chocolate-chip cookies and faux-beef jerky—and vegetarian/vegan starter kits.
Compared to meat-eaters,
vegetarians have a 40
percent lower risk of cancer,
the disease that medical marijuana is often prescribed for. So eating plants
now may help prevent the need to smoke them down the road.
Ready to quit leafing your health to chance? Get your vegetarian/vegan
starter kit today and start enjoying the
natural high you get from protecting animals,
and the planet.
PETA is helping mass-transit passengers go
even greener. When Norfolk, Virginia's new light-rail train made its maiden
voyage past our headquarters, the Lettuce Ladies
were on hand—and on the balcony—to make the inaugural run memorable.
With their cabbage couture and "Climeat
Change" sign, the ladies showed passengers (and enthusiastic construction
workers) that dumping meat, the number one cause of climate change,
does even more good for the planet than taking public transportation. Riders
were waving, snapping pictures, and giving thumbs-up signs—and, we hope, they were
keener to be greener at their next meal as well.
easy being green—we'll help get you started with a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
by Michelle Sherrow
Sometimes, when you're trying to show people the benefits of a vegan diet, you have to get a little cheeky.
These PETA beauties' bottoms came out on top when Charlotte, North Carolina, residents came out in throngs to take pictures of their thongs. Their supply of hundreds of vegetarian/vegan starter kits was gone before the crowd was, and the ladies had to stay late to accommodate the long line of picture-seekers.
Tired of jiggling when you wiggle? Order a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit and get started trimming your own assets.
It was unseasonably hot on Capitol Hill when PETA's Lettuce Ladies arrived for the annual Congressional Veggie Dog Giveaway. The leafy lovelies were greeted by a long line of people anxiously awaiting their arrival, ready for food and photo ops.
Joining the Lettuce Ladies in the wearing of the green were Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door winner Kate Veltkamp and runner-up Udara Perera. Kate's costume, made of real lettuce leaves, was a huge hit.
Patriots would have been proud to see so many members of Congress and their staff lining up for healthy veggie dogs and faux-chili dogs. While the crowd was waiting, they chatted with PETA staff, learning about how pigs suffer on factory farms and that flesh-based hot dogs contain noses, toes, anuses, and other "undesirable" body parts, while veggie dogs are made of healthy (and tasty) plant protein.
Everyone agreed that the food was delicious, and some told us that they were ready to go vegetarian or vegan.
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