Animal Advocate Battles It Out to Take Home Top Honors—and a Free Adventure Through India
For Immediate Release:
October 2, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Pa’ia, Hawaii – PETA Prime is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegans Over 50—and Pa’ia resident Carlos Garcia 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 Facebook page 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.
Sixteen years ago, a screening of the hard-hitting documentary Earthlings prompted Garcia to go vegan on the spot. Now 61, he lives on an animal sanctuary and frequently speaks at health conferences, vegan festivals, and other events. He publishes a free health magazine that includes information about the benefits of going vegan, and as a musician, he frequently performs at fundraisers for animal sanctuaries.
“Carlos Garcia’s formidable skills and talents make him a powerhouse when it comes to telling the world how going vegan saves animals’ and diners’ lives,” 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.