Photos: ‘Tofu Never Caused a Pandemic,’ Says Dancing ‘Block of Tofu’
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1 June 2020
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Photos: ‘Tofu Never Caused a Pandemic,’ Says Dancing
As Food Markets Reopen, PETA Celebrates Animal-Friendly Foods, Which Have Never Been Linked to Infectious Diseases
London – Today, as non-essential businesses and markets start to reopen throughout London, a PETA activist dressed as a block of tofu danced outside Borough Market with a sign proclaiming, “Tofu Never Caused a Pandemic!” urging shoppers to spare animals, protect the planet, and prevent the spread of animal-borne pathogens by eating vegan.
Not only is tofu cheaper than meat, it also is more versatile, is packed with protein, and contains zero cholesterol, and eating it, rather than meat, PETA offers a variety of delicious tofu-based recipes on its website, such as shakshuka with scrambled tofu and BBQ tofu wings with ranch sauce.
“The majority of the world’s new or emerging infectious diseases come from farming, consuming, and exploiting animals,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “We can help protect ourselves against future pandemics – and spare the lives of animals – by switching to nutritious, delicious vegan foods like tofu.”
PETA notes that the novel coronavirus is believed to have originated in a “wet market” in China, where live and dead animals are sold for food. Influenza viruses have originated in pigs and chickens – but never in versatile vegan foods like tofu.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview.