the follow press release from PETA was served up by Repoz. Possibly while eating a burger, possibly not.
Bikini-Clad Beauties to Converge on U.S. Courthouse as Slugger Faces Steroid-Related ChargesFor Immediate Release:
December 6, 2007
Nicole Matthews 757-622-7382
San Francisco – Wearing nothing but lettuce-leaf bikinis and holding signs that read, “Meat Contains Drugs–Go Vegetarian,” a pair of sexy PETA Lettuce Ladies will hand out free faux-turkey sandwiches outside the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Friday as Barry Bonds answers to charges of perjury and obstruction of justice stemming from an investigation of steroid use in Major League Baseball.
Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 9 a.m.
Place: U.S. Federal Courthouse, 450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
While Bonds and others may have voluntarily doped up to enhance their performance, turkeys and chickens are forced to consume growth-enhancement drugs that make them so top-heavy that they can barely walk. The birds’ hearts, lungs, and legs are so taxed from the excess weight that the animals will often die from heart attacks or become crippled and unable to reach water. Humans, in turn, ingest these dangerous drugs when they eat the animals’ flesh.
“The growth-promoting drugs given to chickens make them grow faster than Barry Bonds’ hat size,” says PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich. “The best way to keep dangerous antibiotics, hormones, and other toxic chemicals out of your body–and help animals at the same time–is to go vegetarian.”