Teachers’ Strike to Prompt Vegan Tofurky Sandwich Giveaway

PETA Will Help Fuel Compassionate Educators With Delicious Animal-Free Lunches

For Immediate Release:
January 11, 2019

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – As teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) begin their strike on Monday, PETA will be on the scene to pass out delicious Tofurky sandwiches and hold signs announcing, “Tofurky for Teachers” and “No Mystery Meat Here—Free Vegan Sandwiches!” in a show of support for educators, who play a pivotal role in fostering empathy and compassion in young people.

When:    Monday, January 14, 12 noon

Where:    United Teachers Los Angeles building, 3303 Wilshire Blvd. (at the intersection with S. Berendo Street), Los Angeles

“The classroom is an important place to learn empathy, so PETA is eager to help fuel educators’ fight for their and their students’ rights,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman, who has served on the board of a parent-teacher association in South Pasadena, where she lives with her 15-year-old son. “Many LAUSD students can enjoy delicious vegan meals, and PETA wants to offer that same benefit to their brave and hungry teachers.”

Through TeachKind, its humane education division, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—works closely with teachers to implement humane education in the classroom. Its Share the World curriculum kit includes lesson plans designed to help educators teach even the youngest learners to have empathy for animals, and its staff is available to send materials to schools, suggest lesson plans, and even host classroom presentations for students via Skype—all for free.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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