Nearly Naked PETA Couple to Bed Down in Providence

'Vegans Make Better Lovers,' Says Sexy Pair

For Immediate Release:
February 10, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Providence, R.I. – Wearing nothing but underwear during a display of passion that’s bound to raise a few eyebrows and turn lots of heads, two vegan PETA supporters, Joseph Vendome and Nives Brkic, will passionately make out in a bed that will be set up on a street in downtown Providence. While the not-so-discreet couple is getting it on beneath a banner that reads, “Vegans Make Better Lovers,” other PETA members will hand out free vegan starter kits to gaping passersby. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—wants all people to know that they can do themselves (and animals) a big favor by going vegan.

Where:            The intersection of Fulton and Dorrance streets, Providence

When:             Wednesday, February 11, 12 p.m.

“There’s no bigger turn-on than snuggling up to someone who’s both passionate and compassionate,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s Valentine’s Day lovers prove that choosing veggie burgers in the kitchen can lead to a whopper in the bedroom!”

What’s so sexy about going vegan? Besides the fact that heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer—all of which have been conclusively linked to the consumption of meat and other animal-derived products—aren’t exactly turn-ons, eating meat is also responsible for an enormous amount of animal suffering and can increase the risk of suffering from impotence. Cholesterol and animal fat can slow the flow of blood to all the body’s vital organs—not just the heart.

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