For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2018
David Perle 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Below, please find a statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the outcry over the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce:
Put the blame where it belongs—on the animal poop used as fertilizer for the lettuce, not on the lettuce itself. Dangerous bacteria like E. coli run amok on filthy feedlots where animals are mired in their own feces. With a recall of turkey flesh issued just last week over salmonella concerns, PETA is betting that many more people will get sick from turkey than from salad this year.
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and more information about the bacteria risk associated with eating meat is available here.