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With the Feds in the Red, ‘Lettuce Ladies’ Throw ‘Em a Little Green

Written by Michelle Kretzer | October 2, 2013

The government has been having a little problem with the green lately—so much so that our nation’s capital looks more like a ghost town right now. Government buildings, museums, the Washington Monument, and national parks all are still closed, but PETA’s “Lettuce Ladies” are trying to help ensure that Americans don’t face a second shutdown: an arterial shutdown, that is.

The ladies are handing out free vegan chicken sandwiches and telling disgruntled tourists how going vegan can help prevent our country’s number-one killer—no, not taxes, heart disease.

Meat, eggs, and dairy products are loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol—kinda like the pork that’s clogging up our federal budget. But unlike the government shutdown, this problem has an easy, immediate fix. Take PETA’s Pledge to Be Vegan for 30 Days. I’m betting that in a month from now, you’ll be in much better shape than the deficit will.