26 April 2010

Vegan chocolates featuring bin Laden’s head sent to deploying troops

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) recently sent a shipment of "bin Laden Bites" to Camp Atterbury in Indiana, where the Army reservists from Chattanooga-based 212th Transportation Company are about to ship out to Afghanistan.

The dark chocolates, which give the soldiers a much-needed chance to bite Osama bin Laden's head off, are dairy free meaning not only were no cows harmed during the production of the chocolates, but lactose-intolerant soldiers can enjoy them without worrying about tummy trouble.

"These delicious vegan-chocolate 'bin Laden Bites' give a whole new meaning to the saying, 'Revenge is sweet,'" says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "Our troops deserve a chuckle, and PETA's vegan chocolates will give them that as well."

Besides the brutal murder of humans, PETA’s beef with bin Laden continues due to the suffering and death of innumerable animals during and after the September 11 attacks.

“bin Laden Bites” are available for purchase for $15—proceeds go to the organization’s SNIP (Spay and Neuter Immediately, Please!) mobile clinic.

This Dish Is Veg Contributor Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies. 

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Photo Credit: PETA