Vegetarians Show Some Skin At Food Expo

For Immediate Release:
March 15, 1999

Andrew Butler: 0181 875 1085


Manchester — Wearing nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves, vegetarians from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are sure to raise some eyebrows as they greet people outside the National Food and Meat Exhibition.

Date: Tuesday, 16th March
Time: 12:00 noon
Place: G-Mex Centre, Lower Mosely St, main entrance

The “Lettuce Ladies”, carrying signs reading, “Let Vegetarianism Grow On You” and “Lettuce Be Lean”, will hand out leaflets detailing the benefits of a vegetarian diet and delicious meatless recipes.

The three biggest killers of people in Britain–heart disease, cancer, and stroke–have been conclusively linked to meat consumption. PETA advocates vegetarianism to help prevent these diseases, as well as to help end cruelty to animals on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

“The best way to stay healthy and to help animals is to go vegetarian”, says PETA’s Toni Vernelli. “With the number of vegetarians steadily growing, delicious, cruelty-free foods are available in stores and restaurants everywhere”.