editor’s note: got this yesterday!
Dear InCity Times,
I wanted to give you an update on our attempt to display a pro-vegan billboard in Worcester in light of the state’s doctor shortage. The ad—which features a sexy nurse and the message, “Doctors Are Scarce, but Prevention Is Easy: Go Vegan”—is now up! But instead of a billboard, we’ve …. displayed our ad on a “wallscape” on the side of a building located at 47 Pleasant St.
“Nobody enjoys waiting up to four months to see a doctor, but if the people of Worcester decided to kick the meat habit, the doctor shortage could very well become a doctor surplus, because improved patient health means fewer doctor appointments,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The fact is that the best thing that anyone can do for animals, the environment, and themselves is to go vegan.”
The consumption of animal-derived foods has been linked to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Heart specialist Dr. Dean Ornish has demonstrated that following a naturally low-fat, vegan diet can often reverse the effects of heart disease in people who used to eat meat and dairy products. In fact, former President Bill Clinton—who underwent coronary bypass surgery in 2004—has shed more than 20 unwanted pounds on his new heart-healthy diet, which he describes as “pretty much” vegan. Clinton talks about the benefits of a plant-based, zero-cholesterol meal in a two-minute Yahoo! interview.