Machu Picchu Surprise!

Published by PETA.

The ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu is in danger of being eroded by constant tourist traffic, which has prompted PETA to make it the second destination for our plus-size virtual “tourist.” Hopefully, his message will help restore this awe-inspiring attraction, which is one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.”:


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Vegans are, on average, 10 to 20 pounds lighter than their meat- and dairy-consuming counterparts. By shrinking their waists, tourists would also reduce their monumental carbon footprints.

Machu Picchu visitors may soon be taking lighter steps—or will overweight tourists run the Incan landmark into the ground?

Written by Shawna Flavell

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