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Machu Picchu Surprise!

Written by PETA | June 17, 2010

The ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu is in danger of being eroded by constant tourist traffic, which has prompted PETA to make it the second destination for our plus-size virtual “tourist.” Hopefully, his message will help restore this awe-inspiring attraction, which is one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.”:


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Machu Picchu Banner


Vegans are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than their meat- and dairy-consuming counterparts. By shrinking their waists, tourists would also reduce their monumental carbon footprints.

Machu Picchu visitors may soon be taking lighter steps—or will overweight tourists run the Incan landmark into the ground?

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • MH says:

    Shari Because it’s wrong and disrespectful to put an advertisement on ancient ruins.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    It’s not just Machu Picchu that is in trouble it is many sites around the world. If you read the article you will find it is not the weight of the tourists that is the issue it’s how many of them there are and the cheaper companies and locals giving the tours that are destroying these sites.

  • Toby says:

    I read the thing four times before understanding the pun. Good message anyway!

  • Shari says:

    HM why not?

  • MH says:

    You’d better not be putting that billboard in the city itself.

  • Lois says:

    Maybe they should have a weight limit for tourists. If they do twothirds of America would be turned away! A more practical solution of course is to drastically limit the number of tourists to Machu Picchu. If something is not done to curtail the amount of abuse the structures will soon start to fall apart and a beautiful wonder will be lost to the world.