Lettuce Ladies Tour the Fattest Cities in U.S.

Published by PETA.

PETA’s bikinied beauties are on a mission to help residents of the fattest cities in America shed some weight. First stop: San Jose.

What better way to encourage locals to adopt a vegetarian diet than to give them a sampling of delicious, nutritious vegetarian cuisine? Though our beauties may be decked out in nothing but lettuce leaves, vegetarian means more than just salad. So, behold! The veggie hot dog:


Phew, talk about putting the “hot” in hot dog.
Lettuce Ladies
One veggie-dog virgin was so impressed with the taste that he double-checked with our Lettuce Ladies to make sure that his meal was meat-free.
Lettuce Ladies
Whether they were served up plain or with all the fixin’s, our veggie hot dogs proved irresistible to passersby. San Jose locals scarfed down more than 400 of them!
Lettuce Ladies


Meat consumption has been directly linked to obesity, but adult vegans are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than adult meat-eaters. If that isn’t enough to make even the most die-hard carnivore go vegetarian, maybe knowing that ditching meat will also help fight heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and certain types of cancer will.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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