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.