Ladies in Lettuce-Leaf Bikinis to Help Residents Grill the Vegan Way This Memorial Day

PETA's 'Lettuce Ladies' Will Ask Passersby to Consider Grilling Without Killing This Holiday Weekend

For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – This Thursday, Los Angeles residents and visitors are in for an early Memorial Day treat, courtesy of PETA’s scantily clad “Lettuce Ladies,” who will wear only strategically placed lettuce leaves as they pass out free boxes of tasty vegan burgers and hot dogs to help passersby get ready to grill with delicious meat-free food.

Where:           The intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles

When:             Thursday, May 21, 12 p.m.

“With so many mouthwatering animal-friendly veggie burgers and dogs available, it’s easier than ever to kick off the summer season with cruelty-free fare,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on caring people everywhere to spare animals suffering, protect the environment, and look after their own health by reaching for delicious vegan fare over the holiday weekend.”

As documented by PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—chickens and turkeys in the industrialized meat industry have their throats cut while they’re still conscious. Piglets are castrated and have their tails cut off without any painkillers, and cows are hung upside down and often skinned while they’re still able to feel pain. And the dairy industry contributes to California’s devastating drought: In 2014, cows on dairy farms in California required a whopping 4.79 trillion gallons of water. That’s enough for all California residents to continue their normal outdoor water use for three and a half years. Avoiding animal products also reduces a person’s chances of suffering from heart disease, obesity, diabetes, strokes, and cancer.

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