Fidel Castro Plays Starring Role in PETA’s New ‘Missile Crisis’ Video

Vegan Meals Can Help Stop Men From Blasting Off Too Soon, Says Group

For Immediate Release:
January 2, 2014

Shakira Croce 202-483-7382

Miami – If you want your New Year’s resolution to be one that improves your sex life, PETA has the solution, and it comes in the form of an eyebrow-raising new video that puts a face—Fidel Castro’s—on a certain missile crisis facing many meat-eating men: impotence. “Another Cuban Missile Crisis” shows a would-be Casanova trying to distract himself with anything that he can think of—but not even picturing Fidel Castro’s head on his girlfriend’s body can prevent him from prematurely blasting off. The video concludes, “If you go vegan, you can last longer. Try thinking about that,” and is the centerpiece of PETA’s new website offering health tips and facts about how going vegan beats taking Viagra.

“Any man who lacks stamina between the sheets should look at what’s on his plate—and resolve to do better in 2014 by choosing healthy vegan meals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Unlike cholesterol-laden meat, eggs, and dairy products, vegan food such as beans, rice, tortillas, fruits, and vegetables keep the blood flowing to all vital parts of the body.”

While most people realize that vegans are less prone to developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity than meat-eaters are, many are unaware that the cholesterol and saturated animal fats in meat and other animal products restrict the flow of blood to all the body’s organs and can lead to impotence—the fear of which can lead to premature ejaculation.

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