PETA’s Sexy Refs to Give Away Vegan Wings in Times Square in Super Bowl Run-Up

Vegan Vixens to Dish Up Tasty Treats Under Group's Anti-Meat Billboard

For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2014

Allison Lakomski 202-483-7382

New York – As football fans flock to the New York City region for Super Bowl XLVII, two scantily clad PETA members will brave the cold in sexy, striped referee outfits and hand out delicious, free vegan hot wings from local eatery Vinnie’s Pizzeria to passersby underneath PETA’s Times Square billboard, which shows a chicken’s face next to the words “You Can Live Without Chicken Wings. I Can’t.” The group hopes to encourage Super Bowl viewers and attendees to bench cruelty and consider the more than 300 million chickens who will be slaughtered for just this one game—and try vegan fare.

When:   Tuesday, January 28, 12 noon

Where:  Intersection of Broadway and 50th Street, New York

“With all the delicious vegan options available, everyone should throw a flag on meat, including football fans,” says sexy referee Ashley Byrne. “Vegan wings, burgers, and bratwursts are a far kinder and healthier way to celebrate the Super Bowl—no matter which team you root for.”

Fortunately, tasty, healthy, and cruelty-free game-day snacks—which have none of the animal fat or cholesterol found in meat and dairy products—are available in grocery stores and even at MetLife Stadium, where Super Bowl attendees can dine on vegan frankfurters and burgers from Field Roast, among other delicious meat-free choices.

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