02 April 2012

PCRM's 'Sit Next to a Vegan' campaign: Would you pay $10 more to sit next to a vegan on a flight?

They are at it again, PCRM has generated yet another controversial ad to get people thinking about the vegan diet and how it positively affects the body.

According to the PCRM website, Dr. Neal Barnard approached American Airlines president Thomas Horton in an effort to add a "sit next to a vegan" option to their flights.

The proposal would allow customers to pay a $10 fee to sit next to a vegan during their travels. While overweight Americans are often forced to pay for an extra seat when flying in the crammed confines of an aircraft, this option would almost guarantee elbow room to those that choose the vegan option.

The logic behind this? Dr. Barnard points out that those maintaining a healthy vegan diet have an overall lower percentage of body fat.

“People who skip the meat and cheese tend to be much slimmer. We’re taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to getting the word out, but the epidemic of obesity is no joke. It has brought diabetes and other health problems to a dangerous new level", says the PCRM President.

Check out the commercial which has been featured on Dallas television stations and CNN's Airport Network:

What do you think? Would you pay $10 more to sit next to a vegan?

Also, do you feel PCRM has gone too far in their campaigns against obesity once again? (See our story on the Your Abs on Cheese billboards for further information)

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Laeticia Butler | @Vegwritingmomma | Facebook | Blog
Baltimore, MD After suffering with health issues for two years, Laeticia became a vegan and was able to go from barely walking to running half marathons. She became well aware of the cruelty to animals through research during her life change. In doing so, Laeticia discovered a newfound love and respect for animals and works hard to teach her son why we don't eat them. She is currently training for her first marathon. One of Laeticia's goals as a writer and blogger is to help motivate others to living a healthier lifestyle through a healthy diet and fitness.

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