Forget Meat-Scented—Try PETA’s Hospital-Scented Candles

A.1.'s Father's Day Gifts Spark Scents in 'Heart Disease,' 'Cancer,' and 'Stroke'

For Immediate Release:
June 1, 2018

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – A.1. has released a trio of meat-scented candles (in “Meat,” “BBQ,” and “Burger”) for Father’s Day, so PETA is planning to sell hospital-scented candles to go along with them. PETA’s candles—in “Heart Disease,” “Cancer,” and “Stroke”—aim to highlight the link between eating meat and some of America’s top diet-related diseases. PETA notes that A.1. Sauce is vegan and encourages dads everywhere to slather it on seitan steaks or Gardein Beefless Tips for a healthier, vegan twist on their favorite dishes.

“A love of burgers and barbecued flesh can go hand in hand with a heart attack and an early death,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s cheeky scented candles will encourage dads to keep themselves out of the hospital by choosing healthy vegan meals.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that meat, eggs, and dairy “products” contain no fiber and are loaded with artery-clogging saturated animal fat and cholesterol. The World Health Organization actually says that processed meat causes cancer, and according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity than meat-eaters are.

Vegans also spare sensitive animals immense suffering: In today’s meat and dairy industries, cows are forcibly separated from their beloved calves, chickens’ throats are cut while they’re still conscious, piglets are castrated without painkillers, and fish are cut open while they’re still alive.

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