PETA’S Lettuce Ladies Bring Vegetarian Message To Oxford

For Immediate Release:
27 October 2010

Sandra Smiley 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Oxford – To mark the end of Vegetarian Awareness Month, which runs through October, PETA’s sexy Lettuce Ladies will hand out free samples of savoury vegan sausages from The Redwood Wholefood Co. at the intersection of Cornmarket and Market streets in Oxford. The Lettuce Ladies will be out in full foliage, wearing nothing but lettuce leaves, in hopes of planting the seeds of vegetarianism.

Date: Thursday, 28 October
Time: 12 noon – 1 pm
Place: At the intersection of Cornmarket and Market streets, Oxford

Waving signs that read, “Let Vegetarianism Grow on You!”, the Lettuce Ladies hope that their message will be taken to heart. Eating meat has been linked to heart disease, heart attacks, cancer and strokes. Vegetarians live, on average, seven years longer than their carnivorous counterparts. Britons who overindulge in Sunday roasts, meat pies, American-style fast food, Devonshire cream and fried eggs and other animal-derived products risk illnesses related to salmonella and E. coli as well as obesity, diabetes, mad cow disease and more.

“Going vegetarian is good for your own health, the Earth, and animals”, says PETA Lettuce Lady Victoria Eisermann. “With so many delicious vegetarian dishes available, we’re here to show Oxford residents that eating plant-based foods is good for taste buds too!’

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The Redwood Wholefood Co. donated the food for the giveaway.