For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Galveston, Texas – Just in time for spring break and the drop of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, PETA will fly a banner above local beaches that proclaims, “Tofu Never Caused a Pandemic. Go Vegan. PETA.” The message hopes to reach beachgoers who may have their heads in the sand when it comes to realizing the risks inherent in factory farming animals for food.
When: Saturday, March 13, 12 noon–2 p.m.
Where: The plane will fly over East and Stewart beaches in Galveston.
“While animal-borne diseases thrive in meat markets and slaughterhouses, tofu is clean and healthy and can be prepared in more ways than there are fish in the sea,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is reminding revelers that without deadly viruses, life’s a beach—and things will go swimmingly when they choose delicious, versatile vegan foods.”
Not only is tofu cheaper than meat, it also is packed with protein, contains zero cholesterol, and lowers a person’s risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and numerous other life-threatening health issues. COVID-19 is believed to have originated in a live-animal market in China, where animals are sold for food. Influenza viruses have originated in pigs and chickens used for food—but never in tofu.
Photos will be available after the event. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.