Bikini-Clad ‘Lettuce Ladies’ Give St. Patrick’s Day Parade a ‘Go Green’ Twist

Published by PETA.

Paradegoers got an eyeful at Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday as a throng of PETA’s “Lettuce Ladies”—dressed only in flirty lettuce-leaf bikinis—joined the parade on a float of their own, with an “eat green” message. The Lettuce Ladies called on spectators to kiss meat goodbye and waved banners reading, “Meat’s a Load of Blarney.”

St. Patrick Lettuce Ladies Demo

“On a day when we celebrate all things green, let your taste buds in on the act by deciding to choose delicious, environmentally friendly vegan foods,” said PETA Senior Director of Communications Colleen O’Brien. “For animals, the environment, and human health, PETA is calling on everyone to go green with vegan party foods.”

St. Patrick Lettuce Ladies Demo

According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is “a top contributor to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” In its report, the U.N. found that the meat industry causes local and global environmental problems even beyond climate change. PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” has called for the meat industry to be a main focus in every discussion of land degradation, air pollution, water shortages and pollution, and loss of biodiversity.

St. Patrick Lettuce Ladies Demo

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind