No, It's Not What You Think: Trump's Physical Exam Prompts Delivery of Health Message in Fruit Form
For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2019
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Washington – Despite his apparent failure to start exercising, lose weight, or eat more healthfully, Donald Trump has somehow passed his latest physical as president—so PETA is pushing him to make sure that his health stays “the best” in a message sent to the White House today in a basket of delicious American-grown peaches. (Most peaches come from China, so these were very carefully picked.)
In a letter sent with the fuzzy fruit from the group’s 16th Street office in Washington, D.C., PETA President Ingrid Newkirk urges him to set an example for all Americans to follow—by laying off the burgers and switching to fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains, noting that eating vegan has been proved to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and bodyweight, among other health benefits. In other words, PETA points out, vegans have the best health—the best. And they each spare nearly 200 animals a year a terrifying death in one of the country’s many sh*thole slaughterhouses.
“People want to make an example of President Trump, but PETA wants him to set an example—at mealtimes,” says Newkirk. “The president should consider that being literally full of beans brings many benefits, including an energy boost perfect for tweeting, golfing, and more.”
PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.” For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Note: PETA supports animal rights and opposes all forms of animal exploitation and educates the public on those issues. PETA does not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in any political campaign in support of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or any political party.
PETA’s letter to President Trump follows.
Dear President Trump,
I am sure you were pleased with the results of your recent physical. However, there is still cause for concern, as you must know—so we’re sending you a basket of plump peaches to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling and hopefully help you launch a probe into an even healthier way of eating.
Leaving the bun off those fast-food burgers just leaves a man tired and removes even that little bit of necessary roughage that these meals contain. And the cholesterol and saturated fat packed into meat—as well as into eggs and dairy—slows down your heart, clogs the arteries to all your vital organs, and helps you pack on those pounds. These peaches, though, are rich not only in dietary fiber but also in niacin, potassium, cooper, manganese, phosphorous, and vitamins A, C, and E. They contain zero cholesterol, which is true of all vegan foods. And the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds us that vegetarians and vegans enjoy a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease as well as lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, lower body mass indexes, and lower overall cancer rates. This way of eating is great!
Going vegan is also good for brain health: Studies show that people who eat meat and dairy have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than vegetarians do.
Yes, vegans have the best health—the best. And they each spare nearly 200 animals a year from a terrifying death in a sh*thole slaughterhouse.
Mr. President, PETA is ready to be called into the White House kitchen to help veganize all your favorite meals—right down to the steaks.
Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk