It’s Valentine’s Day: Rise to the Occasion

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Guys, it’s Valentine’s Day, or in the relationship world: the high-stakes round. This isn’t the time to disappoint your partner with a bad restaurant, no gift, or a bummer in the bedroom. So make reservations, find the snuggliest stuffed animal, and make sure that you can rise to the occasion by not letting meat get you down.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

As PETA’s sexy sirens have been demonstrating leading up to the most romantic day of the year, meat clogs up all your arteries, not just the ones going to your heart.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

 

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

 

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

 

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

 

Need another reason? In a study published just after Valentine’s Day in 2010, researchers found that “erectile dysfunction is a strong predictor of the likelihood that men will die of heart disease.” Like we said, all your arteries.

 

Show all living beings some love this February, and be around to buy your loved one stuffed animals for many, many more.

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