PETA’s Sexy ‘Petrol Pin-Ups’ Fight Prices at the Pump by Giving Away Gasoline in Chicago

Scantily Clad Beauties to Pump Free Fuel for Motorists Who Try Green Cuisine 

For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Chicago — Wearing nothing but sexy retro auto-mechanic outfits and holding signs that read, “Fill Up on Clean Energy: Go Vegan,” a pair of PETA “Petrol Pin-Ups” will hand out free vegan sandwiches in Chicago on Friday. In addition to filling up their stomachs, the first 15 customers to line up at the pumps and try a vegan sandwich will receive one free gallon of gas, which will be pumped by a lovely Petrol Pin-Up. Why Chicago? Because the city currently has the highest gasoline prices in the country.

When:   Friday, June 14, 12:15 p.m. sharp

Where:  BP, 436 S. Dearborn St. (at Congress and S. Dearborn streets), Chicago

In addition to causing animal suffering on a massive scale and raising consumers’ risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and other killer diseases, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution and land degradation. Also, a recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change. In fact, researchers at the University of Chicago determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective at countering climate change than switching from a standard car to a hybrid. Eating just a single pound of meat is the environmental equivalent of driving more than 40 miles in an SUV.

“In a time of rising gas and energy prices and rising concern for the environment, we’re going the extra mile to help Chicagoans fill up on vegan fuel for their tummies and gas for their tanks,” says Petrol Pin-Up Jess Zaehringer.

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