Group Celebrates the World's Most Versatile and Pandemic-Preventing Food
For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Savannah, Ga. – To reach Abercorn Street shoppers and diners—along with holiday travelers heading into town despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases—PETA has placed a billboard near the Publix store downtown encouraging people to help prevent future pandemics by choosing vegan foods like tofu for the holidays and year-round.
“While diseases thrive on filthy factory farms and in slaughterhouses, tofu never caused a pandemic,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA will help people switch to delicious and versatile vegan foods for the holidays with free recipes, tips, mentors, and more.”
Not only is tofu cheaper than meat, it is also packed with protein, contains zero cholesterol, and can reduce one’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 Chinese live-animal market, where live and dead animals are sold for food. Influenza viruses have originated in pigs and chickens—but never in vegan foods like tofu.
PETA has a holiday recipe guide along with a variety of delicious tofu-based recipes—such as General Tso’s Tofu and Buffalo Tofu-Scramble Breakfast Tacos—on its website. The group also offers a vegan starter kit filled with more recipes and tips.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—also plans to run similar ads in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago; New York City; and Honolulu as part of a nationwide campaign. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
PETA’s billboard is located at 11511 Abercorn St.