For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Albuquerque, N.M. – Because interest in vegan eating is skyrocketing and January is fast becoming known as “Veganuary,” PETA’s pig mascot will get in on the action tomorrow by leading a giveaway of protein-packed vegan jerky.
When: Friday, January 22, 6 p.m.
Where: 1321 Eubank Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque
“PETA is calling for a New Year’s revolution that starts on our plates with vegan foods,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “By choosing animal-free meals, we can show kindness to animals, our bodies, and the planet we all share.”
Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; and helps prevent future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.