PETA's Leafy Lovelies to Congress: 'Lettuce Help You De-Stress'
For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2015
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Washington – Wearing only strategically placed lettuce leaves, PETA’s sexy “Lettuce Ladies” will serve up a heaping spread of tasty Field Roast vegan frankfurters on Capitol Hill this Thursday at PETA’s annual Congressional Veggie Dog Giveaway.
Where: Outside the Rayburn House Office Building (beside the main entrance), Independence Avenue S.W., between S. Capitol Street S.E. and First Street S.W., Washington
When: Thursday, July 23, 12 p.m.
“We want to let policymakers in on why the answer to the stress of Capitol Hill just might be a veggie dog,” says “Lettuce Lady” Melissa Lacher. “PETA is encouraging people who are ready to improve their health inside and out to reach for meat-free snacks.”
A recent study found that dropping meat and dairy foods can boost moods in just two weeks and reduce the long-term chances of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and other health issues—a vital message for congressional workers. Veggie dogs contain roughly a third of the fat and calories of their fleshy counterparts—and they spare animals a lifetime of extreme suffering in the industrialized meat industry. Eating meat and other animal-derived foods is also conclusively linked to strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.