PETA to Push Bananas as Valentine’s Day Bedroom Boosters

For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

St. Augustine, Fla. – Wearing flirty Valentine’s Day pajamas, PETA supporters will gather in the heart of St. Augustine tomorrow to pass out fruit from a huge pile of bananas and remind passersby that going vegan can help them “go bananas” in the bedroom since the cholesterol found in meatblood flow to all the body’s organs.

When:    Wednesday, February 10, 12 noon

Where:    At the intersection of Cathedral Place and St. George Street, St. Augustine

“Eating vegan protects human hearts from disease and allows sensitive cows, chickens, and pigs to keep theirs,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is playing Cupid with a reminder that going vegan can boost the stamina needed for any Valentine’s Day activity.”

PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” notes that meat-eaters have higher rates of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and impotence than vegans do. Additionally, each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year terrifying deaths in the meat, egg, and dairy industries and helps prevent pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

PETA opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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