PETA Says Both Sides of the Gambling Debate Can Win by Lowering Their Risk of Developing Heart Disease, Diabetes, and More, While Saving Animals' Lives
For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2018
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Jackson, Miss. – With Gov. Phil Bryant poised to sign Mississippi’s controversial lottery bill into law, PETA plans to run a billboard in the state capital that proclaims, “Don’t Gamble on Your Health. Go Vegan!”
“While Mississippi residents wait to see if they’ll have a state lottery, PETA’s billboard aims to urge everyone to win the health lottery by going vegan,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “No matter where you stand on the issue of gambling, it’s a sure bet that burgers and bacon put you at risk of suffering from diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and strokes.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in addition to saving almost 200 animals every year from daily suffering and a terrifying death, going vegan reduces diners’ chances of developing deadly diseases and can even reverse heart disease in people who already have it.