Free Toilet Paper From the PETA Shop!

Every Order Over $25 Comes With a Roll Full of Lifesaving 'Go Vegan' Messages

For Immediate Release:
April 1, 2020

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – With toilet paper in short supply because of the COVID-19 pandemic, PETA is here to save your butt with squares to spare. For a limited time, every order over $25 from the PETA Shop comes with one free roll, each sheet printed with the lifesaving message “Wipe Out Animal-Borne Illness: Go Vegan.”

“We can get to the bottom of the issue with our tissue, which points out the link between animal-borne pathogens and a taste for animal flesh,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “At first flush, PETA’s toilet paper reminds users that the only reliable way to prevent future pandemics is to avoid meat like the plague.”

Health authorities confirm that influenza viruses and coronaviruses are zoonotic (transmissible from other animals to humans)—and factory farms and live markets crammed full of stressed animals are both breeding grounds for such deadly viruses. In addition to saving the lives of nearly 200 animals every year, each person who goes vegan could save their own life by reducing their personal risk of suffering from numerous health conditions—including certain cancers, strokes, high blood pressure, and heart disease—and also significantly reduce their carbon footprint, as the meat and dairy industries are leading drivers of climate change.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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