PETA’s Sexy Nurses to Hit Hospital With ‘Bypass Heart Surgery—Go Vegan’ Appeal

Dressed-to-Kill Duo Has Run Out of Patience With Meat-Induced Heart Disease

For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2014

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Santa Monica, Calif. – Wearing stethoscopes and sexy nurse outfits—complete with white minidresses, knee-high stockings, and spiked heels—and holding signs that read, “Bypass Heart Surgery—Go Vegan,” two PETA beauties will greet patients and passersby outside the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on Tuesday. The naughty Nightingales’ point? That the easiest way to stave off L.A. County’s number one killer—heart disease—is to stick to healthy vegan meals.

When:   Tuesday, January 7, 12 noon

Where:  UCLA Medical Center, the intersection of 16th Street and Arizona Avenue,  Santa Monica

Meat, eggs, and dairy products are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat. A recent large-scale study at Oxford University found that not eating meat reduces one’s chance of developing heart disease by a whopping 32 percent. As former President Bill Clinton’s case dramatically demonstrated, a low-fat vegan diet can actually reverse the effects of heart disease in former meat-eaters. And according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans are less prone to developing not only heart disease but also cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity than meat-eaters are.

“Our outfits might get hearts racing, but vegan meals will get hearts healthy,” says PETA “nurse” Amanda Slyter. “PETA wants everyone to know that the best way to follow through on that New Year’s resolution to protect your heart is to say no to unhealthy meat, eggs, and dairy products.”

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