LAS VEGAS – Wearing nothing but sexy auto-mechanic outfits and holding signs that read, “Fill Up on Clean Energy: Go Vegan,” a pair of PETA Petrol Pin-Ups will hand out free vegan food today in celebration of Earth Day. In addition to filling up their stomachs, the first 25 customers to line up at the pumps and try a vegan sandwich will receive two free gallons of gas, which will be pumped by a lovely Petrol Pin-Up.
According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads. In addition, researchers at the University of Chicago determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective at countering climate change than switching from a standard car to a hybrid.
“In a time of rising gas prices and rising concern for the environment, we’re going the extra mile to help Americans fill up on vegan fuel for their tummies and gas for their tanks,” says Petrol Pin-Up Ashley Byrne.
The festivities take place today, beginning at noon, at Tom Jones Chevron, 3201 W. Tropicana Avenue, on the corner of West Tropicana and Industrial.