PETA Spices Up San Francisco Pride Parade

Published by PETA.

San Francisco’s gay pride parade—touted as the world’s largest—got a healthy infusion of vegetarian pride on Sunday. Working with local group Bay Area Vegetarians, PETA showed up in full force—accompanied by more than 100 men and women who were eager to educate the public about the benefits of a vegetarian diet.

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Our float’s Lettuce Ladies, Broccoli Boys, costumed animals, and sexy “strippers” caught everyone’s eye.
Pride Parade
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Chris P. Carrot made a star appearance and rallied San Franciscans to ditch meat.
Pride Parade
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We can’t argue with that.
Pride Parade
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What’s sexier than one vegetarian girl? Two!
Pride Parade

Obviously, everyone who participated in the parade had tons of fun—but the icing on the (vegan) cake is that more than 500,000 people attended the event and learned that by cutting meat out of their diets, they could be healthier, reduce their carbon footprint, and save over 100 animals’ lives per year.

Check out even more pictures of the parade here.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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