Thursday, May 1, 2008

Vegetarians Taste Better

Half-naked women or free gas, which gets your attention more?
So, how can PETA use high gas prices and a concern over global warming to advance a meat-free diet for all? How about through the Lettuce Ladies? As you can probably tell from the picture above and the gallery photos below, Lettuce Ladies are, well, ladies who wear not much other than lettuce to attract attention to a messsage. In this case, the message is that eating a pound of meat creates the same wear and tear on the environment as driving a Hummer 40 miles.
This week, the idea was to have two Lettuce Ladies stand at a Lynchburg, Virginia BP gas station during lunch and tell drivers that by switching to a vegetarian diet, drivers could do more for the environment than they could if they switched from a standard car to a Prius. (It's dependent on a person's annual driving details to see if that statement is true or false, but there's no question that limiting our intake of modern megafarm meat is a move in favor of the environment). The two Ladies handed out Tofurky sandwiches and gift cards for free gas.

Hat tip to Wagga for this find!

Do you think those following a loosely vegan diet also taste better?


Edgar Alpo said...

I saw them over at autobloggreen, they had more pictures of the girls. Free gas? What? ;P

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Edgar Alpo said...

Oops! Same link, oh well...

Akubi said...

Some funny comments over at Politico:
VOTE FOR MY DOG SAM! He's loyal, friendly, and doesn't bark at anyone. Sam has NEVER told a lie or gone negative. Sam loves all people. Sam doesn't bow down to corporate sponsors. Sam doesn't have a shady past. Sam sheds a bit, but it never affects his judgement. If you want change, if you want something different, if you want a break from the past...VOTE SAM THE DOG!

Posted By: | May 01, 2008 at 05:29 PM

SAM THE DOG HAS MY VOTE! After hearing the other three candidates bicker about complete BS and mislead everyone, your dog Sam sounds like the way to go!

Posted By: I'm with you brother! | May 01, 2008 at 05:34 PM

Sam the Dog has associated with known MONGRELS is the dog park! Not only does Sam the Dog not wear a FLAG PIN, Sam the Dog doesn't even have a lapel to pin it on! Sam the Dog is wrong for America! (paid for by citizens for Jack the Dog).

Posted By: | May 01, 2008 at 05:40 PM

Ogg the Caveman said...

What about transitively vegan people?

Lotus Eater said...

That isn't lettuce, it is that elitist ARUGULA crap!
Arugula didn't exist until elitist liberals invented it.

NotAnOptimist said...

I'm not normally a lettuce fan, but I'd be willing to make an exception. Or two.