Where There’s (No) Smoke, There’s Opportunity

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OK, so companies are trying to find a way to cut costs. And who can blame them, given the current economic outlook?

Enter Weyco, Inc., a healthcare-benefits administration company, which has already insisted that its employees quit smoking because of the impact on their health. The company also refuses to hire smokers. We applaud Weyco’s efforts to improve the health of their workforce and suggest they go further. After all, it’s clear that eating meat and other animal parts raises the risk of cancer and heart disease, among other health problems. So in addition to the “cancer sticks”—what about the drumsticks?

To that end, our own Linday Rajt, manager of our vegan campaign, dropped Weyco a line. The following is a part of her letter to the company:

To help staff members who currently eat meat transition to a healthy vegetarian diet, we recommend providing all employees with a free, delicious vegetarian lunch every day. Once employees sample tasty meals, like vegetarian shepherd’s pie and Buffalo wing-style “chicken” nuggets (meat-free and made from plant protein)—and as they shed unwanted pounds and feel more energetic—they will realize how easy it is to eat healthy foods.

At which point, she offered to send them free copies of our “Vegetarian Starter Kit.” If you don’t already have your own copy of the starter kit, go on over to GoVeg.com, and get one free! After all, it’s your health at stake!

Posted by Jeff Mackey

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