‘Lettuce’ Give You a Charge

Published by Heather Faraid Drennan.

Not everyone can afford to buy an electric vehicle (EV), but there is one thing that we all can do to help the environment, even in a down economy: go vegan. That’s the message that PETA’s lovely—and apparently frostbite-proof—Lettuce Ladies took to the streets of Seattle, where the delicious vegan jerky they handed out in front of an EV charging station went like hotcakes in the 33-degree weather.

Raising animals for food wastes land, water, and other resources, and it takes more than 11 times as much fossil fuel to make one calorie from animal protein as it does to make one calorie from plant protein. A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

Even if you wouldn’t wear a bikini in freezing weather to spread the word about the benefits of a vegan diet, you can pick up copies of our vegetarian/vegan starter kit to hand out to friends and family or passersby.

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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