The Soy Solution: An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention for All As We Await a Pound of Cure
For Immediate Release:
October 13, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – As the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida keeps rising, PETA is posting ads on over a dozen local benches encouraging people to choose vegan foods like tofu instead of what comes out of filthy blood-spattered slaughterhouses—COVID-19 hot spots—and factory farms, where animal-borne diseases thrive and workers and their families face infection.
“Tofu never caused a pandemic, which is why PETA touts it as the key to preventing deadly zoonotic diseases as well as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and strokes,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA stands ready to help people make the switch with its free vegan mentors, vegan recipes, tips, and more.”
Not only is tofu cheaper than meat, it’s also packed with protein, contains zero cholesterol, and can help lower one’s risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and numerous other life-threatening health issues. COVID-19 is believed to have originated in a live-animal market in China, where live and dead animals are sold for food. Previous influenza viruses have originated in pigs and chickens—but never in vegan foods like tofu.
The ads are located on 15 benches near restaurants and parks in Fort Lauderdale, including at the intersections of W. State Road 84 and S.W. Third Avenue, N. Federal Highway and N.E. 36th Court, and N. Andrews Avenue and W. Sunrise Boulevard.
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.