A nationwide PETA campaign to promote veganism hits Minneapolis this afternoon — at Bobby and Steve’s Auto World at Washington Avenue and Interstate 35W, of all places.
The “Fill Up On Clean Energy: Go Vegan” event promises “Petrol Pin-Ups” in “sexy auto mechanic outfits” handing out free vegan food and pumping two gallons of free gas into the tanks of each of the first 25 people in line for the event.
The point: skipping a single meal of chicken a week, PETA contends, would save as much CO2 as taking a half-million cars off the road. A vegan diet would do more to fight climate change than switching to a hybrid car, the group contends.
Here’s what the campaign looked like in Pensacola, Fla. — or at least what it looked like on PETA “senior campaigner” Virgina Fort’s Twitter feed. The campaign debuted in April in Las Vegas, according to PETA spokeswoman Hayden Hamilton.