This ‘Carrot,’ ‘Pig,’ and ‘Cow’ Want to Make America Vegan

Published by Alisa Mullins.

As President Donald Trump was being sworn in today, PETA’s costumed “carrot,” “pig,” and “cow” were urging inauguration crowds to take an oath to save animals, get healthy, and protect the environment by going vegan.

Cow, pig, and carrot mascots at 2017 inauguration

PETA carrot mascot being interviewed at 2017 inauguration

PETA mascots in parade for 2017 inauguration

PETA mascots pose with members of the military

PETA supporter holds up sign as President Trump's car drives by

The high-energy mascots distributed free copies of PETA’s vegan starter kit to passersby, which people grabbed like hotcakes.

Our patriotic posse also posed for photos beside PETA’s new posters featuring Courtney Stodden, which were plastered along the inauguration parade route.

PETA mascots posing with Courtney Stodden ads in DC

Not to be braggadocious, but vegans are, on average, significantly leaner than meat-eaters are. They’re also less prone to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and cancer—and that’s nothing to sniff at. In addition to preventing huge suffering on factory farms and in slaughterhouses, vegan meals also help prevent forests, prairies, and, ahem, swamps, from being destroyed in order to make room for grazing livestock and to grow crops for animal feed.

What You Can Do

Think making the switch to vegan eating is difficult? WRONG! Visit the Living section of our website for tips and shortcuts—we have more hacks than Wikileaks! Trust us: It’s terrific, fantastic, and amazing.

Note: PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and educates the public on those issues. It does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.

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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