"Damn PETA. Tofu tastes like shit."
I kid you not. Of course this is based upon the vast combat experience racked up by PETA members, I'm sure.
Remember when Vice President Joe Biden pretended to be a hot dog vendor on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report"?
PETA — well-known for dogging politicians with various protests — didn't see the humor in that. The animal rights group has sent a letter to Biden "urging him to stop feeding returning U.S. troops fat- and cholesterol-laden hot dogs and to give them lean, nutritious veggie dogs or other vegan food instead," according to a release.
The case is thus: "One in four Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 [is] too fat for military service, and research shows that vegans are far less likely to suffer from obesity as well as leading killer diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes."
"You can't expect the troops to be lean, mean fighting machines if you're stuffing them with fattening, artery-clogging meat, eggs and dairy products every day," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says. "These men and women have seen enough violence, so the nicest thing that the vice president can do is to spare animals from the violence of factory farming and turn our servicemen and servicewomen onto the lifesaving benefits of delicious vegan food."