Vegans in lettuce bikinis to hand out free cocoa on Nicollet Mall today

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Hot vegan cocoa a go go
If you've ever looked into the depths of a steaming cup of liquid chocolate and thought, "Could I get this with a side salad?" have we got the event for you. Today, PETA representatives will take to Nicollet Mall wearing salad -- and not much else -- while handing out cups of hot cocoa.



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New Hampshire's Lettuce Ladies
At noon today at the intersection of Nicollet Mall and Ninth Street, women who have been dubbed PETA's "Sexy Lettuce Ladies" will be handing out cups of steaming hot vegan cocoa to passersby. They're called "Lettuce Ladies," as they will be wearing nothing but "strategically placed lettuce leaves," which will no doubt freeze in moments because it's ridiculously cold out there.

In addition to the cocoa, they will have on hand PETA's vegan starter kits to help promote the lifestyle. Their press release points out that those who subscribe to a meat-free diet are generally leaner and this could help people shed their holiday weight, though right now we feel like clinging to our blubber like a blanket of salvation until the spring thaw arrives.

Lettuce bikini volunteer and veggie enthusiast Lindsay Rajt assured us that they are prepared for the weather. "It was actually my idea to organize this demonstration to encourage people to go vegan. No one is forcing me to be out there." She said precautions they're taking include hand warmers and sensible boots. She went on to explain that she wished exposing deplorable conditions in factory farms were enough to get people to consider a vegan lifestyle, but "we have to work a little bit harder to get their attention." 

"I've stood as the snow came down while wearing just a bikini, and while it may sound cold, we've endured even colder temperatures and always survived," said Rajt. "At the end of the event, we'll be healthy and looking forward to the next one."

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Chris Runnwild
Chris Runnwild

Oh goodie can't wait to hear stories about their frostbite

Jodi Michelle
Jodi Michelle

Soy is bad for your complexion. Makes you break out. Gross.

Givenchy
Givenchy

Don't be fooled by PETA. They slaughtered 89% of the animals they claimed to have "rescued" in 2012. Yep, you read that right. Of the 1,843 * animals they took in they slaughtered 1,647 of them. All innocent animals that in Ingrid's viewpoint deserve to die.


Go figure.


>:-(


* Excluding the spay/neuter pets they took in. I guess they were the lucky animals to get out of the slaughterhouse alive.

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

PETA, U R ABUSING WOMEN. BY PUTTING THEM IN FREEZING TEMP. TO GET WHAT U WANT. WHICH IS LAME. AND...I LOVE RED MEAT. ...SOWWRYYY ....LOL

Eleanor Rigby
Eleanor Rigby

Do men wear the bikinis too? Cause if so that would be awesome. If not, I questioned PETA's use of women's bodies to sell their idea.

TC4L
TC4L

I'd prefer no one get in my face while I walk down the street. Or on my doorstep.  Or via phone. Just simple I guess.

Sara Winsett
Sara Winsett

Way to go girls...snag 'em with bare bodies instead of your words...I'm sure you'll earn everyone's respect.

Teaj Fiyah Fox
Teaj Fiyah Fox

This is not a good idea on a day like today. On a warmer day I'd like to be a "lettuce lady" ;)

Ashley Besser
Ashley Besser

So you can poison your body with soy... Nice trade off.

JL1969
JL1969

Need proof that vegans are dumb?  Go watch them stand outside in -5 degree weather in bikinis.  This is categorically stupid and dangerous.  If these women are employees of a real company, it is worthy of a lawsuit.  No one should be directed to work in dangerous conditions in a dangerous environment as part of promotional propaganda. 

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

PETA, like any organization, has it's downs and ups.

Kyle Haze
Kyle Haze

Good luck with that. Brrrrrrrr

David Gustafson
David Gustafson

Judging by what do they, not by what they say, one might get the notion that PETA's goals and directives have nothing whatsoever to do with animals and everything to do with getting women naked or nearly naked in uncomfortable and frequently unsafe conditions. Their lack of imagination in achieving their announced "goals" is appalling.

Allie Haning
Allie Haning

Well hopefully these girls are okay.. It's a bit too cold to be pulling a stunt like this outside of the skyway...

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Be kind to these brave souls, stop at your local Goodwill and pick up a fur coat or two for them to wear.

hereNT
hereNT

Huh. The wind chill is going to be about -20. According to the NOAA, that's about 1/2 hour until frostbite. And lettuce is going to get brittle. I wonder how quickly they'll head back inside? I'm not really convinced that they've done colder temps than this, but whatever. It's their skin that's going to be black. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/index.shtml

x860x
x860x

Nice! Although your insult would have carried more weight if you had used the correct "they're/their/there". Better luck next time, dummy.

Givenchy
Givenchy

Spoiler Alert: PETA isn't a real animal rights group either.

Givenchy
Givenchy

Their goal is the eradication of any animal that might be useful to humans. They don't care in the least what happens to their pawns in lettuce.

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