PETA Gives George W. Bush Another Reason to Remember Us

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

George W. Bush has been hitting the campaign trail in support of his brother Jeb. While in South Carolina, the former POTUS shared his own “most interesting” campaign memory. While the then–soon-to-be president was eating bacon for breakfast at a restaurant in Greenville, a PETA supporter dressed as a pig dumped a truckload of manure in front of the restaurant beneath a banner proclaiming, “Meat Stinks.”

George W. Bush "Meat Stinks" manure dump demo

Bush jokingly called the protest “a sign of things to come.” In an effort to let sleeping pigs lie, today, PETA is sending the former president a care package of tasty “fakin’ bacon,” along with our wishes for a long and healthy retirement—which vegan food can help bring about.

The PETA Protest George W. Bush Can't Forget

OMG George W. Bush just threw it back to an epic #PETA protest. #MeatStinks #TBT

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

 

Because vegetarians live, on average, seven years longer than meat-eaters do—and vegans do even better—PETA is hopeful that Dubya will realize that he has “misunderestimated” plant-based food.

Note: PETA supports animal rights and opposes all forms of animal exploitation and educates the public on those issues. PETA 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, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind