Vegan Pies on Their Way to Sutton Keeper Wayne Shaw, Courtesy of PETA

For Immediate Release:
24 February 2017

Olivia Jordan +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]


‘Don’t Gamble With Your Health – Go Vegan’ , Urges Group

London – As the storm surrounding the departure of Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw – who was forced to resign after triggering a Gambling Commission investigation by eating a meaty pie on camera during an FA Cup match – rages on, PETA is sending the 23-stone keeper delicious and nutritious Fry’s vegan pies, because careers may recover but meat can be deadly. The group hopes the vegan fare will encourage him to make the switch to a plant-based diet.

“[I]f there’s one thing it’s best not to gamble with, it’s our health”, says  PETA Director Elisa Allen. “A meat-based diet is linked to obesity as well as heart disease and a whole host of other serious health issues. And with so many nutritious plant-based foods that have all the flavour but none of the cholesterol or cruelty of meat readily available, making the switch really is easy as pie.”

In the letter, PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – points out that eating vegan meals can lower our risk of suffering from some of the UK’s top killers, including heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. According to a large-scale study at Oxford University, not eating meat reduces a person’s chance of developing heart disease by a whopping 32 per cent, and leading medical experts have determined that in addition to preventing heart disease, a healthy plant-based diet can even reverse it in people who already have clogged arteries.

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