PETA’s ‘Pig’ Will Give Away Vegan Jerky for ‘Veganuary’

For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2021

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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 TwitterFacebook, or Instagram.

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