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Group's Ad Would Help Keep Fire Trucks Up and Running and Promote Lifesaving Vegan Meals
For Immediate Release:April 20, 2012
Contact:Shakira Croce 202-483-7382
Baltimore, Md. -- Councilmember William "Pete" Welch's proposal to
fight Baltimore's budget crunch and keep all the city's fire companies open by
offering ad space on fire engines has been brought to the City Council, and
PETA is hoping to be the first to jump on the new opportunity. In a letter sent
today to Councilmember Welch, PETA asks to run its ad, which reads, "Vegans Are Hot! Free
Smokin'-Hot Recipes: PETA.org," on one or more of the city's fire
trucks. PETA points out that not only are vegans less prone to heart disease,
diabetes, and cancer than meat-eaters are, they're also 18 percent thinner.
Their consciences are lighter, too—going vegan is the best way to help stop the
daily suffering of billions of animals raised and killed for food.
"PETA is happy to help Baltimore's fire departments
from going up in smoke," says PETA Manager Lindsay Rajt. "Our 'Vegans
Are Hot' fire truck wouldn't just fight fires—it would also encourage Baltimore
residents to rescue their own health while helping animals by dumping
artery-clogging meat, eggs, and dairy products."
For more information, please visit PETA.org.
PETA's letter to Baltimore Councilmember Welch
April 20, 2012
The Honorable William A.
Dear Councilmember Welch:
I am writing on behalf of
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and our more than 3 million
members and supporters, including thousands in Maryland, with an offer to help
keep Baltimore's fire departments from going up in smoke: In light of the
recent bill you proposed that would allow advertisements to be placed on the
city's fire engines to ease financial trouble, we would like to be the first to
offer you a revenue-raising ad that will get hearts racing while preventing
heart attacks. Our "Vegans Are Hot! Free Smokin'-Hot Recipes:
PETA.org" advertisement, featuring a sexy woman showing off her vegan
physique, will drive Baltimore residents to PETA's heart-healthy vegan recipes
that will keep them firing on all cylinders. A copy of the artwork is attached.
As emergency responders whose
motto is "Pride Protecting People," the Baltimore Fire Department
will be pleased to know that placing our pro-vegan ad will help residents
safeguard their health and lessen the toll on the city's emergency response
team, since vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease and strokes.
Vegans are also about 18 percent thinner than meat-eaters are and have lower
rates of diabetes and cancer than their meat-eating counterparts.
Your "pride protecting
people" can also be extended to animals: Every Baltimore resident who goes
vegan will save more than 100 animals a year from the cruelty of the meat and
dairy industries, where chickens and turkeys have their throats cut while
they're still conscious, piglets have their tails and testicles cut off without
being given any painkillers, fish are suffocated or cut open while they're
still alive on the decks of fishing boats, and calves are taken away from their
mothers within hours of birth.
Our ad will help your city
keep all of its fire departments up and running while passing along a
lifesaving message: By going vegan, Baltimore residents can save animals,
protect their health, and help themselves become "hot stuff"! Please
contact me to discuss our proposal. Thank you for your consideration.
Ashley ByrneManager of Campaigns
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