Bikini-Clad Beauties to Cinco de Mayo Festivalgoers: Spice Up Your Life—Go Vegan

PETA Supporters Will Share Free Vegan Starter Kits in English and Spanish

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2015

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Washington – PETA’s sexy señoritas—wearing little more than chili-pepper bikinis—will converge on the National Mall in time for the National Cinco de Mayo Festival bearing signs reading, “Spice Up Your Life: Go Vegan.” The ladies will hand out free vegan starter kits in English and Spanish, along with a reminder to festivalgoers that going vegan can lead to better health and a sizzling physique.

Where:           National Mall, between Ninth and 12th streets S.W., Washington

When:             Sunday, May 3, 12 p.m.

“Tasty vegan Mexican cuisine is spicing up the trendiest hotspots across the country, and Cinco de Mayo is a great time to get in on the action,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “With bikini season almost here, PETA encourages anyone who’s eager to slim down to give delicious, healthy plant-based meals a try.”

By going flesh-free, vegans spare animals suffering and reduce their own risk of suffering from heart disease, obesity, strokes, and diabetes—lifestyle-related conditions that continue to affect the U.S. Latino community at a high rate. On average, vegans are slimmer than meat-eaters are, and they have lower rates of impotence, as cholesterol and animal fat have been shown to slow the flow of blood to all the body’s vital organs—not just to the heart. PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” encourages all caring people to go vegan—for the sake of animals and for their own health.

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