Bikini-Clad ‘Lettuce Ladies’ to Promote Animal Rights on Their First Flight to Cuba

For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2017

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

On Tuesday, a pair of PETA’s “Lettuce Ladies” will wear only strategically placed lettuce leaves as they arrive for PETA’s inaugural flight to Havana.

Where:    Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Terminal 3, JetBlue Departures

When:    Tuesday, February 28

Carrying green suitcases that proclaim, “Vegan Ambassador to Cuba,” stuffed with copies of PETA Latino’s Spanish-language vegan starter kits, the Lettuce Ladies will encourage everyone they meet to save animals by going vegan. They’ll also give animal rights talks at schools and help out local animal-rescue groups by delivering much-needed veterinary supplies.

Their itinerary for the trip is listed below.

Tuesday, February 28:    Take historic flight to Havana at 12:14 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1:    Deliver veterinary supplies to animal-rescue groups

Thursday, March 2:    Pose for photos with tourists on Havana’s busy Obispo Street and give away free vegan starter kits, vegetable-shaped pens, and stickers

Friday, March 3:    Lead talks at schools

Saturday, March 4:    Return to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport at 4:20 p.m.

As representatives of PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—they will also carry treats for any stray dogs they meet.

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