White House Gets Message Spelled Out—in Vegetables—for ‘Eat Your Veggies’ Day

PETA to Promote Healthy, Humane Eating on Pennsylvania Avenue

For Immediate Release:
June 16, 2014

Contact:
Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Washington – Tuesday is National “Eat Your Vegetables” Day—and PETA is going straight to the nation’s capital to deliver a unique message. The group will take a mound of produce to the White House, where PETA members will spell out “Try Vegan,” all in fresh vegetables. Other PETA members will distribute copies of “Glass Walls,” a video exposé of the meat industry narrated by Paul McCartney, to let people know that the best thing that they can do for animals, their health, and the environment is to go vegan.

When:   Tuesday, June 17, noon 

Where:  In front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. (between 15th and 17th streets N.W.), Washington

“Every day should be ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’,” says PETA Associate Director of Campaigns Lindsay Rajt. “From reducing the risk of developing heart disease and cancer to protecting animals from suffering and death, vegan is the way to go.”

In addition to sparing animals immense suffering on factory farms, in slaughterhouses, and on the decks of fishing boats, vegans are less prone to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, obesity, and cancer than meat-eaters are. They also have smaller carbon footprints, as the meat industry is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

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