Who Will Be PETA’s 2010 Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50?
Last week I started a new series on Spirituality, and started it off with poetry by Vermont-based poet David Tucker.
Before I continue with the series, I have some news to pass on, courtesy of PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA has launched the 2010 SEXIEST VEGETARIAN OVER 50 CONTEST, with the tagline:
Healthy, Hot, and Compassionate—After Five Decades, These Folks Are Just Getting Started
Why am I passing on this news? Because in 2009, I wrote articles profiling the winners of PETA’s 2009 Sexiest Male and Female Vegetarian Over 50 contest.
In addition, earlier this year, I did a three-part video interview with Mimi Kirk. Here’s the interviews:
So here’s the news, directly from PETA:
Norfolk, Va. — Ask most vegetarians over 50 if they’ve ever been complimented on their healthy and radiant appearance, and you can bet the answer is, “Yes.” It’s no wonder, when you consider that many of their meat-eating contemporaries are suffering from heart disease, high cholesterol, and other diet-related health problems. That’s why PETA Prime is showcasing just how vibrant and appealing older vegetarians can be through its 2010 Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50 contest.
“Vegetarians—of any age—are, on average, healthier, fitter, and trimmer than meat-eaters are, and that makes them sexier too,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “And because the fat and cholesterol in animal-derived products can slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs, vegetarians’ love lives can go full throttle for years—even decades—longer.”
PETA Prime is accepting contest entrants from now until October 29 with public voting rounds to help PETA pick winners running until December 3. On December 10, PETA Prime will crown two winners, one male and one female, as this year’s Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50. Each winner will receive a five-night stay at the luxurious and eco-friendly Laguna Lodge in Guatemala.
More and more people are kicking the meat habit after learning that going vegetarian is the best thing that they can do for their own health, the planet, and animals. According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians are less likely to suffer from obesity, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Also, going vegetarian is one of the most effective ways that people can slash their carbon footprint. And, each vegetarian saves the lives of approximately 100 animals every year.