At least PETA kept it G-rated outside an elementary school

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A person dressed up as a carrot appeared outside of Browne Elementary School in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday afternoon just as students were about to be dismissed for the day.

The pro-vegan carrot mascot held a sign saying, "Eat Your Veggies, Not Your Friends."

The protest was staged by the animal-rights organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). 

In other locales, PETA demonstrations have featured scantily clad or even nude protesters. So, it may have come as a relief to parents and school administrators in Spokane that the carrot mascot was fully covered.  

According to a PETA press release, the carrot mascot and other PETA members will urge kids not only to eat more veggies, but also to consider dropping meat and other animal products from their diets altogether.

“PETA points out that eating meat, dairy products, and eggs has been conclusively linked to strokes, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease, which can occur in young people — even those in elementary school,” the PETA press release said. “PETA also wants kids to know that going vegan is the best way to help stop the daily suffering of billions of animals raised and killed for food.”

Read more from Northwest Cable News. The link shows a picture of the carrot mascot.

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veganlandia  |  March, 22, 2012 at 09:13 AM

Curious isn't it that the 'dairy herd staff' is so concerned about the showing of human skin ...where no one is harmed but seems to be unaware of the obscenity of tearing cow children away from their mothers, or killing babies or stealing milk. Funny what some think is disgusting and abhorrent, isn't it?

Phoenix  |  March, 22, 2012 at 09:24 AM

Nice to know that you are pro-life and against killing babies. Those who are anti-life are absolutely disgusting and abhorant. It is really time to stop abortion.

Clayton Danzeisen    
Phoenix  |  March, 22, 2012 at 09:21 AM

So why can't PETA be ripped for fear mongering? Suggesting that young people "not eat their friends" surely isn't uplifting. Then to suggest that they might die as young people is horrible. Parents should be outraged!

Kurt Albertson    
Richland, WA  |  March, 22, 2012 at 09:24 AM

Your article doesn't provide any counter argument to the ridiculous claims by PETA. Most Common sensical people would disagree with the claim that meat, dairy, and eggs cause those Medical issues in children. You couldn't find any experts to report that? Surprising slant considering The name of your publication.

Red Meat Eater    
North Carolina  |  March, 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM

In the quote, "PETA points out that eating meat, dairy products and eggs has been conclusively linked to strokes, diabetes, obesity, cancer and heart disease..." Those of us that raise livestock prefer to have sound science to back up claims. This is why I am very encouraged about the new study posted in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study, referred to as "Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD),” shows heart-healthy dietary patterns that contain lean beef provide favorable effects on cardiovascular disease risk factors. In my opinion, these results certainly provide support for including lean beef in a heart-healthy diet. To read more about the study, go to:$800664388.php From a personal level, I've "increased" lean meat proteins in my diet and recently had my cholesterol checked. My results were excellent -- in fact, the best I've ever had and I am in my mid-40s!! I eat an appropriate level of lean red meat just about everyday and will continue to do so in order to benefit from other important elements such as iron, B vitamins and zinc. As the world population continues to grow, statistics show that the demand for food animal products will also grow (meat demand is expected to double!), particularly in developing countries that will prefer higher quality proteins. Taking food animal products out of the equation is not a smart idea when there are starving people out there that would benefit greatly from them now and in the future.

Dr. Mauck    
Sullivan, IL  |  March, 23, 2012 at 05:13 PM

I'm a member of PETA: People who Eat Tasty Animals. And I'm not eating any of my friends. I'm eating a cow or hog (or chicken or bison or etc., etc.) with which I have no personal relationship. I'm the predator; they're the prey. That's how it works. Is it wrong for a lion to eat an antelope? For a coyote to eat a rabbit? Of course not. It is also not wrong for me to eat the animals I eat. And the animals I eat live a more secure life and die a much more humane death than that antelope or rabbit did.

Illinois  |  January, 25, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Next time these animal-crazy peta goofballs use a "carrot" mascot in one of their campaigns, said "carrot" should carry a sign that says, "Love me, don't eat me" (which is one of peta's arguments against eating chickens and turkeys)! People Eating Tasty Animals: Vegetarianism gone batty since 1980


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