Hey, Ted Cruz: Try Some Tofu!

PETA Will Dish Up Delicious BBQ Tofu After Senator Snipes at Soy

For Immediate Release:
September 14, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Columbus, Texas – On Saturday, when Sen. Ted Cruz arrives at Schobels Restaurant, he’ll be greeted by PETA supporters gathered outside, who will hand out samples of delicious barbecued tofu. Displaying signs that proclaim, “Tofu Is Made in Texas” and “Tofu in Every Pot,” the group’s giveaway comes in response to Cruz’s recent comment that liberals want Texas “to be just like California, right down to tofu.”

When:    Saturday, September 15, 6 p.m.

Where:    Schobels Restaurant, 2020 Milam St., Columbus

“Tofu is the most versatile food on the planet, and it’s grown right in the Lone Star State,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is confident that once Ted Cruz tastes how delicious tofu can be, he’ll want to see it in every Texas pot.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that vegan dishes such as tofu are free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol and that they spare animals daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries. Eating tofu also supports Texas agriculture: Last year, the state’s soybean production was valued at nearly $61 million.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

Note: PETA supports animal rights, opposes all forms of animal exploitation, and informs the public about those issues. PETA does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.

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