Local Journalist is a Finalist in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest’

Animal Advocate Battles It Out to Take Home Top Honors—and a Free Stay at a Luxury Beachfront Wellness Retreat

For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2019

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Fort Wayne, Ind.

PETA Prime is preparing to crown this year’s Sexiest Vegans Over 50—and local writer Karen Asp is vying for one of two winners’ spots. She beat out entrants from across the country to advance to the final round of six contestants. Visitors to PETA Prime’s website can now help the group select the two lucky winners, who will each receive a three-night stay at Balance for Life Florida, an all-inclusive wellness retreat at a beautiful oceanfront resort.

In 2003, while hiking in Austria, Asp made a pact with a cow that she would never eat beef again—and 16 years later, she’s kept her word and cut out all other animal “products” to boot. When the two-time world record holder in Nordic walking and certified personal trainer isn’t writing about health and vegan eating for numerous national publications, she’s talking about the benefits of going vegan to friends and family, as a guest on several successful podcasts, and as a mentor in PETA’s Vegan Mentorship Program. Says Asp, “While I strongly believe that adopting a vegan lifestyle is the best thing that people can do for their health and the health of the planet, the animals will always be my number one inspiration.”

“Karen Asp uses the power of the pen and her own voice to spread the message of animal advocacy as far and wide as possible,” 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”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. The group 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 September 27. 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 September 30.

For more information, please visit Prime.PETA.org.

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