PETA's 'Lettuce Ladies' Will Dish Up Meat-Free Meats and Cheese-Free Cheeses to Passersby
For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2016
Catie Cryar 202-483-7382
PETA’s “Lettuce Ladies,” wearing little more than strategically placed lettuce leaves, will brave the cold this Saturday outside The Herbivorous Butcher—the nation’s first all-vegan butcher shop—as it opens its doors for the first time. The Lettuce Ladies will serve up tasty samples of vegan meats to encourage passersby to try vegan Italian and breakfast sausages, Korean and barbecue ribs, bratwurst, and other deli items—instead of animal flesh.
Where: The Herbivorous Butcher, 507 First Ave. N.E., Minneapolis
When: Saturday, January 23, 12 p.m. sharp
“The Herbivorous Butcher boasts the only meat case in the country with PETA’s stamp of approval,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Anyone hungry for a meal that’s as kind to our arteries as it is to animals can reach for delicious plant-based bratwurst, sausage, ribs, and more.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has documented that chickens and turkeys in the industrialized meat industry have their throats cut while they’re still conscious. Piglets are castrated and have portions of their tails cut off without any painkillers, and cows are hung upside down and often skinned while they’re still alive and able to feel pain. Avoiding animal products not only prevents cruelty but also reduces a person’s chances of suffering from cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and strokes.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.