Animal Advocate Battles It Out to Take Home Top Honors—and a Free Adventure Through India
For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2018
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Cheshire, Conn. – PETA Prime is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegans Over 50—and Cheshire resident Len Lampel is vying for the men’s title. He beat out entrants from across the country to advance to the final round of six contestants. Visitors to PETA Prime’s website can now help the group select the lucky winners (one man and one woman), who will each receive an eight-day adventure through northern India, courtesy of VegVoyages—Vegan Adventure Tours.
Lampel, who shares his home with two cats and two guinea pigs, went vegan a year and a half ago after learning about the harmful effects of animal agriculture on the environment. Now, he travels across the Northeastern states speaking out for all animals—from attending a march in Boston to push for the closure of slaughterhouses to campaigning for an end to animal experiments at Yale University and protesting the use of animals in circuses.
“Len Lampel never stops advocating for animals, whether he’s choosing vegan meals or encouraging others to stay away from abusive circuses,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Each of the finalists in PETA Prime’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 contest is a testament to how attractive vegans of all ages are, inside and out.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in addition to saving nearly 200 animals every year from daily suffering and a terrifying death, people who go vegan are less prone to suffering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are.
Voting for the finalists to help PETA Prime determine which ones it should select as the winners ends on October 16. The group will choose the winners based on several factors, including vote count. See the full contest details here. Winners will be notified and announced on October 22.
For more information, please visit Prime.PETA.org.