Written by Jeff Mackey
They say everyone's a bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day. You
know—just like everyone's a little gay during Pride Week.
Or is that just me? Whatever. The point is that even if you could never pass
for a resident of the Emerald Isle, March 17 is a great day to go vegan. After
all, why settle for the "wearin' of the green" once a year when you
can eat your greens every day?
Photo: Hillary.Ryland | cc by 2.0
Need more convincing? Here, in no particular order, are seven
lucky reasons why you should go vegan on St. Paddy's Day:
Green beer is OK,
but green veggies are even better.
Of course, whether or not it's St. Patrick's Day, the best
time to go vegan is always the same—right now!
Written by PETA
When Olivia Munn cohosted the Today Show with Hoda Kotb on St. Patrick's Day, Hoda mentioned that her ex-husband proposed to her while they were riding in a horse-drawn carriage. Uh-oh.
There wasn't enough green beer in the studio to make Olivia let that remark go unchallenged.
"Did you guys just watch an 80s chick flick and then go off, and then did you realize that it's really horrible to ride in those carriages with those poor horses?" she asked.
A chagrined Hoda said that it seemed romantic at the time but turned out not to be.
"Do you not regret it?" Olivia asked.
Hoda replied, "Well, yeah, 'cause I'm divorced!"
"'Cause you were in a carriage ride in Central Park!" Olivia declared.
Well played, Olivia, well played.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, PETA is giving away a six-pack of tall, cold beers—root beers, that is. The refreshing sodas are courtesy of Jones Soda, the company whose bottles are as much fun as their contents.
To enter, just complete the following phrase, "I help change animals' luck by …." The reader whose story most inspires us will have his or her own luck o' the Irish by scooping up these six sweet sodas.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
I've already taken it upon myself to make St. Patrick's Day into St. Patrick's Week. I've been gorging on "steak" and stout pie and Irish whiskey cake for days now—all washed down with some delicious vegan beer.
"Vegan beer?" you might ask. While hops and oats seem vegan-friendly enough, gelatin, casein, and honey are among the many animal-derived ingredients that may be found in nonvegan beers. But not to fear! From Corona to Miller and from Pabst to Yuengling, tons of widely available beers are cruelty-free, which makes it so easy to make your St. Patty's Day a compassionate one. Here's a list of some of my personal St. Patty's Day favorites:
Today—and every time you drink—make sure that your beverage of choice is cruelty-free by checking out this comprehensive list of vegan beers. What's your favorite humane beer?
Written by Logan Scherer
Have a fantastic, delicious, and compassionate St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy our e-card, straight from the PETA Files to you!
Top o' the mornin' and happy St. Patrick's Day to you! Since you'd never find a real leprechaun at a KFC (leprechauns are far too smart for that), PETA sent out our own sexy Leprechaun Ladies to encourage passersby to opt for pots of gold, not buckets of chicken. Check out these photos for a leprechaun sighting that doesn't require a rainbow:
"Even on St. Patty's Day, chickens raised and killed for KFC are the unluckiest animals in the world," says PETA Leprechaun Lady Kristina Addington. "Once people find out about the cruelty behind every bucket of chicken, they won't eat at KFC for all the pots of gold in the world."
Written by Lianne Turner
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