No matter what you and your sweetheart have planned this Valentine’s Day, there’s always time to show animals a little kindness! Here’s a look at some of the best Valentine-themed ads PETA has published over the years to share the love—and the message. What’s your favorite?
A 2013 study found that vegetarians are 32 percent less likely to suffer from heart disease. In fact, staying away from all the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat, dairy products, and eggs gives vegans a significant advantage in avoiding a range of life-threatening diseases—including cancer, strokes, and diabetes.
These ads reminded people that pigs are smart, sensitive, and inquisitive animals who have the capacity to feel pain—just as humans do—and don’t want to die.
When they’re not being confined to filthy factory farms, pigs will spend hours playing, sunbathing, and exploring.
People who run animal sanctuaries often report that pigs—like humans—enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages.
Pigs also enjoy snuggling with one another and prefer to sleep nose to nose.
A 2010 study suggests that those who suffer from erectile dysfunction “…are twice as likely to succumb to cardiovascular disease or heart attacks as those who do not have the problem.”
PETA’s affiliates have gotten in on the fun as well:
German researchers say that since penile blood vessels are smaller than those in the heart, atherosclerosis may appear in the penis a few years before it reaches your heart.
Remember, the best way to share the love with animals this Valentine’s Day is to go vegan! Also, if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart, check out the PETA Catalog for something they’ll really love.