On July 18, Detroit became the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy. Since PETA has many Motown members and friends, the organization has sent a letter to Mayor Dave Bing with the following revenue-raising ideas to help rev up the city’s recovery:
- PETA will give Detroit $100,000 if the city agrees to serve 100 percent vegan food in all government buildings. In addition to the initial payout, since eating vegan provides significant health advantages, this change would help save even more money in the long term on the city’s health-care costs and employees’ lost work days!
- PETA has offered to buy pro-vegan ads to be placed on Detroit’s police cars, fire trucks, and garbage trucks.
- To help get more Motor City folks back to work, PETA is encouraging residents to apply for any open telecommuting positions at PETA and the PETA Foundation.
PETA’s pitch may amount to only a drop in the bucket, but if enough businesses chip in, those buckets could bail out the whole city, which would be a win-win for animals.
What You Can Do
Remember that when things aren’t going your way, there’s no better way to get back on the right track than by doing right by others—including other animals.