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Mexican Government Says ‘Yes’ to Sex and Veggies

Written by PETA | February 5, 2009

Back in November, we were taken aback to learn that Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard planned a citywide initiative to improve residents’ sex lives by distributing free Viagra to elderly men suffering from impotence. We sent a letter to let him know that most men don’t need to pop pills to get some afternoon delight: They simply need to adopt a purely vegetarian diet.

Here’s the response from the Mexican government:

We believe that your recommendations are right in that that they promote balanced nutrition to prevent chronic degenerative diseases, thus improving the quality of life of people.

So, Viagra might be a temporary fix—if you don’t count the side effects, which can range from very uncomfy and embarrassing nether regions to a full-blown heart attack—but adopting a vegetarian lifestyle is the best long-term medicine for long, lonely nights. A vegan diet can immediately start reducing your risk of the main causes of impotence: clogged arteries to your organs. Not to mention that a healthy, vegan diet also makes for a leaner physique and increases overall energy, which can make you more attractive, gentlemen!

Yes, I think it’s true: Vegetarians so have better sex!

Written by Liz Graffeo

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  • cosmo pinto says:

    they are just not as likley to get a vd infection of course you must know that other facters are here as well the immune system overall health read the great aids hoax by tc fry animal protien causes at least 90percent of all diseases directly or in directly over time some more than others sleep and proper nutristion are all other facters that come in as well arnold ehret the great naturepath explains it well even herpes its a kind of fungal virus that is the byproduct of animal foods decomeposing in the body but why is it not told look up preamorthic forming of germs in the body and viruses as well i am not an expert i am sure there are those that can explain it better as the body become toxic from animal foods drugs alchol and other enervating facters many kinds of germs and viruses will form some of the older naturapathic books tell this but i think the government mds ect have taken those books off the market the mds only want to fill people with drugs and not tell the whole truth about disease cancer ect and give people harmfull vacines that can even cause cancer but never mentioning the link of animal foods to most disease would you not agree o f age important the

  • Eric says:

    In response to some of the posts about pharmaceutical testing involving animals and such While I agree that many of the tests that animals are subjected to are extraneous at best lawmakers can’t seem to let pharmaceutical companies just kidnap people from their homes for testing. I’m not sure how many people would really want to volunteer to be “guinea pigs” per se but considering that drugs can go through years of development before refinement I can’t imagine the waiting list is very long. Working in a pharmacy I’ve seen the benefit that drugs can have on a person’s life and health. Am I going to say that it’s more intrinsically valuable than the suffering that’s been had at the expense of animals? Maybe? Don’t get me wrong I think animals are wonderful. They’re great companions friends and comforters but they’re also helping people around the world strive for new heights of innovation in health sciences. I respect their sacrifice and I feel that I owe them my thanks as do the countless people I help where I work. That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Cosmo Pardon me for my possible blatent stupidity but are you trying to say that essentially vegans are immune to sexual transmitted diseases or that they are just less prone to catching sexual diseases?

  • cosmo says:

    those on the vegan diet will protect themselves and others from all kinds of sexaul diseases its known that when animal protein rots in the body it causes vd germs to form its called preamorfthic generation of germs doctors should be telling this but they dont they just say its cought passed on ect but the smart person must ask where did it start if it was just passed on the human race would have died out many years ago its only in the last two hundred years or so the people were able to eat so much animal foods doctors with their drugs make matters worse and cause aids by breacking the body douwn instead of just telling people to become vegan they are the biggest liers out their

  • J-Ry says:

    I can’t believe that people are still focusing on improving sex lives over the MILLIONS of starving people and those who are suffering from AIDS. Another reason why SCIENCE for PROFIT is WRONG!!!

  • nicole says:

    i have to partially agree with andi i hate that people with preventable diseases usually preventable by diet exercise or quitting smoking refuse to change their lifestyle and prefer to continue in their foul behaviour and take drugs to fix the problems they create!!! i do think that pharmaceuticals do have a place cancer patients antibiotics etc. But nothing makes me madder than watching my brother in law eat two large steaks and 6 sausages in one sitting and then take up smoking to lose weight despite my kind offer to borrow my skinny bitch collection… Don’t even get me started on the fact that he has a strong family history of T2 diabetes why are people so frustrating!!!

  • gail calhoun says:

    THE FDA NEEDS TO BE FAR MORE RESPONSIBLE THAN TO SPONSOR SUCH TESTS. ON DOGS? WHY? THEY CAN’T COMMENT ABOUT THE TEST PROCEDURE AT ALL AND IF THE TEST PARTICIPANT COULD WOULDN’T IT BRING MUCH BETTER RESULTS FOR THE TESTERS? WHY NOT PAY PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE? SOME FOLKS ARE HARD UP FOR REAL CASH AND TRYING TO SELL THEIR OWN DARN BODY PARTS. ALL OF THAT AND OUR LAME GOVERNMENT CAN’T FIND TEST SUBJECTS? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING!IT SPEAKS OF A WEAK TEST AND GREEDY TESTERS WHEN THEY USE DOGS AND THEY NEED TO BE TOLD SO! TELL OBAMA!!!!

  • The Iconoclast says:

    Want the truth? Marcelo Ebrard is a leftwing Populist Nut! This viagra thing doesn’t surprise me. He’ll go the extra mile to be elected Mexican president. By the way dig a little deeper. He’s got some Power Abuse charges as Mexico City mayor. And by the way animal life HASN’T improved in Mexico City thanks to his leftwing initiatives. I’m an Animal Lover. I can tell you. Write him and tell him so please. http://www.df.gob.mx

  • Avisval says:

    I wish the Mexican men all the luck with the veggie diet. Having lived in Mexico Cityhowever I can tell you that poverty is so rampant for about 80 of the people that not eating meat isn’t a problem. Many people subsist on beans and corn tortillas. Thus meat isn’t the staple that most people consume there. What is needed in Mexico in addition to a vegetarian diet that already exists for many of the poor there is a better government that really represents the people’s wants and rights.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Sorry for spamming but if Viagra gives people heart attacks then dose that mean Hugh Hefner is a highlander? 0o

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Huray now if they could only do something about the standards of living for people outside the tourist areas then that would be the icing on the cake.

  • andi says:

    Here’s the official release from that pharmaceutical company from their financial report Auxilium Pharmaceuticals With regard to the development of XIAFLEX for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease which also had been placed on clinical hold by FDA and then released from clinical hold in August 2007 the FDA is requiring that we conduct an animal study in order to evaluate the potential impact of XIAFLEX on normal penile tissue in case the injection misses the targeted Peyronie’s plaque prior to commencing phase IIb studies. In late 2006 we conducted several pilot studies in dogs the results of which were used to design the protocol for the definitive study. The definitive dog study protocol was approved by the FDA in June 2007 at which time it was initiated. Based on current project plans including communications with the FDA on their expectations for the animal studies we expect to submit the results of these studies to the FDA during the first half of 2008 and pending FDA approval commence a phase IIb study in the second quarter of 2008.

  • andi says:

    A pharmaceutical testing company was asked by the FDA last year to conduct animal studies on PENILE TISSUE IN DOGS. These studies required that the dogs receive INJECTIONS 3 TIMES A DAY for months! Imagine the excruciating pain involved in these experiments. You should boycott ALL pharmaceutical drugs. Vegans who exercise and understand the potency of herbs and plants don’t need bad science’s toxic drugs derived from vivisection.

  • EAS says:

    The US falls behind again. Way to go Mexico!

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