Ladies in Lettuce-Leaf Bikinis to Give Away Vegan Wings Before NFL Draft

PETA's 'Lettuce Ladies' Will Promote Cruelty-Free Game-Day Snacks

For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Chicago – As Chicago celebrates its first NFL draft in 51 years, PETA’s “Lettuce Ladies”—wearing little more than strategically placed lettuce leaves—will converge at the NFL helmet installation at Pioneer Court to help football fans celebrate with free savory vegan wings. The ladies will hand out the tasty treats to passersby—along with a reminder that even the worst examples of unnecessary roughness on the field pale in comparison to the misery of animals killed for food.

Where:           Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

When:             Tuesday, April 28, 12 p.m.

“As a born and raised Chicagoan and Bears fan, I’m delighted to see the draft back in Chicago—and I’m eager to share PETA’s vegan wings with my fellow football fans,” says PETA “Lettuce Lady” Georgia Argiris. “Once people see how delicious vegan snacks are, they’ll be clamoring to celebrate the draft festivities with cruelty-free fare.”

Tasty, healthy, and cruelty-free game-day snacks—which have none of the animal fat or cholesterol found in meat and dairy products—are widely available in grocery stores, and free recipes for delicious vegan snacks are available on PETA’s website. The “wings” for the giveaway will be provided by The Chicago Diner.

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