CUBA: Group will send boxes of bathroom tissue printed with 'Join the Vegetarian Revolution' slogans
Posted: August 15th, 2009 - 10:34pm
Norfolk -- After hearing that Cuba's economic problems have led to a severe toilet paper shortage, PETA is arranging to ship 100 cases of bathroom tissue to the country printed with messages urging people to "Wipe Cruelty From Your Diet" by joining the vegetarian revolution. In a letter to Cuban President Raoul Castro, PETA points out that meat is invariably contaminated with feces, carries E. coli and other disease-causing bacteria, and is linked to heart disease, obesity, and cancer. Although healthy fruits, vegetables, beans, and grains abound in Cuba, a diet heavy in pork can undo all the good that the country's free health-care system does.
"Eating meat hurts consumers, and meat production is devastating to animals," says PETA's vegetarian campaign coordinator, Virginia Fort. "PETA wants to help raise awareness of these issues, and if we get people to smile, too, that's great."