PETA To 420 Rally: Say No To Pot (Roast)

PETA to Pass Around Animal-Friendly Jerky to Crowds and Encourage Switch to Plant-Based Grub

For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2016

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

PETA supporters will descend on the 420 rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, brandishing signs that read, “Say No to Pot (Roast)—Go Vegan,” while a costumed “cow” hands out delicious vegan jerky. PETA’s message is that meat addiction is linked to increased rates of chronic diseases, high emissions of greenhouse gases, and the suffering and slaughter of billions of animals.

Where:           Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.

When:             Wednesday, April 20, 12 p.m.

“Revelers celebrating 420 are sure to relax when they learn that all their favorite munchies can be made animal-friendly,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges all compassionate people to take the high road for the environment, animals, and their health by kicking the meat habit.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that compared to meat-eaters, vegans have a 41.7 percent smaller greenhouse-gas footprint; are less prone to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer; and each save more than 100 animals from daily suffering and a terrifying death every year, including chickens and turkeys who have their throats cut while still conscious, piglets who have their tails and testicles cut off without painkillers, and fish who suffocate or are cut open while still alive on the decks of fishing boats.

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