Vegan Cake for POTUS and Pup for Birthday Bash

For Immediate Release:
August 7, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. — Former President Barack Obama is having a meat-free Hawaii-inspired menu for his 60th birthday party this weekend, so PETA is sending him a vegan birthday cake shaped like a (Hawaiian) pineapple and a little carrot cake decorated with a sun for his beloved, aging dog, Sunny. (Dogs love carrot cake.)

“This marks the first and we know not the last meat-free presidential birthday bash,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Our cakes extend the aloha spirit to him and to all the animals in the land.”

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