Billboards reading ‘Tofu never caused a pandemic. Try it today!’ have been placed in US locations* with high cases of coronavirus (Covid-19).
One of the ads is located near Black Hawk County in Iowa – an area where around 90 percent of residents who recently tested positive for the virus had some connection to a Tyson slaughterhouse, according to animal-rights charity PETA.
Another billboard was placed in The Garden State which has had more than 140,000 cases of Covid-19 and an estimated 10,000 deaths. There’s also an ad located across from a medical center in Nebraska – where more than 1,000 slaughterhouse workers have tested positive for the virus.
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Tofu never caused a pandemic, tofu just wants to be eaten and nourish us with plant-based protein! ? ? ? ? Three in four of the world’s new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals. Responsible for nearly three million deaths a year, these diseases are largely transmitted through trading wildlife (legally and illegally) and factory farming.? ? Covid-19 is one of many zoonotic diseases including SARS, MERS, Ebola and HIV – all came from animals and new viruses are appearing with increasing frequency. This pandemic is the worst we have seen for generations, but is a warning of things to come. As we continue to encroach on wildlife and expand factory farming, the threat of more pandemics increases.? ? For more info, check out @vivachairty’s new #3in4 campaign by clicking the link on our bio & again on this image. ? ? Graphic inspiration from @peta ——————————————————? ? ? Plant-based recipes, chefs & restaurants around the world: @pbnfood? ???????? Plant-based doctors & health advisors: @pbnhealth? ?? Learn how to grow vegetables: @pbngrow? ????? ?Plant-based athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness tips: @pbn.fitness? ? ?? Eco & Ethical Tourism: @pbn.travel? ?? Ethical & Vegan Beauty @pbn.beauty? ? ?? YouTube: PLANT BASED NEWS? https://www.viva.org.uk/3-in-4?
PETA, who created the ad, said: “We launched this nationwide campaign to remind people that the meat industry breeds killer diseases and that everyone can help prevent the next viral outbreak by living vegan now.
‘Not only is tofu cheaper than meat, it’s also more versatile and jam-packed with protein. Tofu contains zero cholesterol and can lower your risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and numerous other life-threatening health issues. Plus, it won’t cause a pandemic that brings society to its knees.”
*Four billboards have been constructed in Bakersfield, California, Black Hawk County, Iowa, Edison, New Jersey, and Nebraska.