‘Win It’ Wednesday: Swine Flu Mask

Published by PETA.

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for quite some time, you know that “swine flu blues” are sweeping the nation. Just in time for sniffle season, PETA’s swine flu prevention masks have arrived.



We are giving you, dear PETA Files reader, a chance to win the perfect accessory for your next pro-vegan demonstration or leafleting junket (or cross-country flight). All you need to do is simply create your own “swine flu haiku,” a short, three-line poem, about this pandemic that has worried people all over the world. Here’s mine:

Swine flu fears? Not here
Because I am vegan and
Wash my hands a lot

(Remember, the first line in haiku must have five syllables, the second must have seven, and the third one must have five.)

What’s that? You can do better? Well, then, prove it. Submit your clever haiku in the comments section below by December 9, 2009. We’ll pick 5 winners on December 11, 2009. Be sure to read our privacy policy and terms and conditions, as you’re agreeing to both by commenting. Good luck!

Written by Karin Bennett


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