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Sue for the Animals’ Sake!

Written by PETA | November 5, 2008

Have you recently gone vegetarian? Maybe you still eat meat but are looking for a lifestyle change to benefit your health and save animals’ lives? Well, if you have been served grilled chicken or processed meats, you have a rare opportunity to fight for animals.

As some of you may know, the consumption of processed meats—such as sausage, bacon, and hot dogs—has been linked to colon cancer. Many folks are also surprised to learn that grilled chicken breast contains a cancer-causing chemical called PhlP. Unfortunately, food outlets that sell grilled chicken and processed meats are not warning consumers of the risk that their products pose.

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is trying to bring manufacturers and sellers of hot dogs, sausage, grilled chicken, and similar foods that are linked with cancer to court in order to force them to put up warnings to notify consumer of the health risk of their products. PCRM is currently doing a nationwide search to find plaintiffs for this lawsuit … and that’s where you come in! You could be a part of this unusual and exciting opportunity to help animals if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You’ve been eating these products and did not know that they were linked to cancer risk.
  2. You will now stop eating these products.

If you do meet the above criteria and would like to assist PCRM with this lawsuit, please contact PCRM today at rbernstein@pcrm.org or 202-686-2210, extension 314. Best of luck to you and your colon!

Written by Sean Conner

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  • clgoh says:

    What about the milk scandal in China? It is so dissapointing that this world is so money and profit minded to do all this just to cut their production costs so as to increase their profit margin! Have you ever thought of the infants? What if your precious baby drank those milk. I hope that there will be more testing on the effects of each ingredient before being sold in the market. Government should play their role in regulating and testing the food products.

  • patycakes says:

    Hi Animal Lover.just read your comment. You’re right.A lot of people don’t realize that cow’s milk right this minute would have an actual warning about not giving it to children under a certain age.Even though it really isn’t any good for any age.The dairy industry of course banned this info from ever getting picked up as big news.To bad more people don’t realize the deception of this industry. When I got pregnant I did not go to a regular brainwashed doctor to care for me.Instead I looked one up that understood the importance of a vegan diet.My kids are now 10 and 6 and it was the best thing I could have done for them.

  • Jeff says:

    Anne There is still cancer risk when nitrates are eliminated from hotdogs.Please go to PCRM.org to find the answer to your question in detail.

  • Saucy says:

    To all the critics out there in no way did I mean to disparage the heroic men and women of this nations many wars on Veterans Day. It was a slip. My grandfathers served in both world wars. My paternal grandfather served in WW1 on a Navy Ship and my maternal grandfather in WW2 in the 14th Armored Division. They were known as the Liberators. Most were lost. Grandpa came home. He never spoke about the war.

  • Saucy says:

    It’s about time. Mental health should also be a consideration or presented in an alternate action. Sometimes I cannot sleep at night images of animals fill my head. They present themselves in artwork that I produce. I am tortured and anquished by this. From a religious point of view I am horified at the thought of what the animals that I ate personally and individualy experienced at the hands a people and a nation that presents itself as “UNDER GOD” yet has NO HONOR TO GOD in this area.. Shame on you America. Shame on you Church. You are going to reap a harvest of shit for that. You have know right under the sun to come into “ANOTHER’S HOUSEHOLD” and do with it’s inhabitants what you will. I feel dirty unclean poisoned even. I am absolutely unequivically unapologeticly OUTRAGED. Thank you PCRM!

  • Alan Lill says:

    Hahaha sweet. I hope this really does get passed!!!! I’ll so be laughing at my meat eating friend telling them i told you so!!! D this is fantastic news. Why wasn’t this done sooner.

  • EverlyAnn says:

    I gladly gave to PETA and will do so again sometime. Because of this organization my husband and I have decided to become strict vegetarians. Inhumane treatment of ALL animals must cease! People who are caught being cruel to any animal should face HEAVY FINES and JAIL TIME.

  • i've been a vegetarian for 2 yrs. It's hard but....so worth it. says:

    I’ve been a vegetarian for 2 yrs. It’s hard but….so worth it.

  • Anne says:

    This is great! I have a question though I thought it was specifically the nitrates in hot dogs and other processed meats that presented the cancer risk? Thus if you found a brand that was nitrate free the cancer risk was eliminated. Is that not true? Is it the hot dog sausage etc. itself that poses the cancer risk? I’d be grateful for any input here links are especially appreciated.

  • Stacy Guidry says:

    I’ve been a vegetarian for 9 years now. I will never eat meat again. My aunt died of colon cancer and my family eats processed meats heavily. This is great educational ammo! Thanks!

  • susan barnard says:

    I have been a vegetarian for some years now it’s been a very long time since l last ate any processed meat and l do not intend to eat any of that againso l guess l do not meet with criteriabut wholeheartedly support this.

  • Jess says:

    I’m afraid for my families health they still eat meat even though I tell them the health risks and offer to show them vegetarian alternatives. If only I could get them to sit down and actually read this website. Maybe it’s time for another billboard?

  • Animal Lover says:

    This would be great for the health of the people. Several years ago cow’s milk was going to have warnings on it about being careful when giving milk to young kids because it causes ear infectionssickness and other ailments but the dairy industry up to their self interests games again paid out millions to Congress to not have it be put on the label.I hope this does not happen again.

  • beth says:

    yeah Julia that sounds correct to me based on the blog text how very very cool!

  • Julia says:

    So to be a plaintiff in this case you do not need to have suffered from colon cancer?

  • Carla says:

    Just like the cigarette warnings… this could get interesting!! Ever wondered what was in your dog “Hot Dog” that is???

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