Tubby Teen’s Mom Arrested

Published by PETA.

The number with the worst rap may be 666, but 555 turned out to be the real “Number of the Beast” for one mother who was arrested last week on charges of neglect when authorities found out that 555 pounds was how much her obese 14-year-old son weighed.

Jerri Gray of Travelers Rest, South Carolina (near Greenville), says that juggling jobs meant she often relied on fast food to feed her tubby teen. She learned the hard way that a diet of bacon cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets is a recipe for a health disaster—one that has put her son’s health in serious danger.

To ensure that Greenville residents get that message loud and clear, we plan to erect our billboard reading, “Feeding Kids Meat Is Child Abuse.” Also, Ms. Gray will be receiving a copy of Meatless Meals for Working People, a cookbook of quick and simple vegan fare, courtesy of PETA.




Written by Karin Bennett

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