Lettuce entertain you: Scantily clad models descend on Cuba to promote PETA agenda

Lettuce entertain you: Scantily clad models descend on Cuba to promote PETA agenda

They call themselves the “Lettuce Ladies” because the bikinis these buxom gals are almost wearing are made of lettuce leaves.

After trying everything else, from bullying to name-calling to “meat shaming,” PETA has begun dispatching missionaries to the Third World to promote veganism. The message has been custom-tailored to the temperament of the locale. In 2014, an activist clad in a green hijab tried to persuade the residents of India to go vegan for Eid — an effort that touched off a riot and earned the volunteer a black eye.

The conception of having near-naked women parade down the streets of Havana is a little harder to grasp, though for those not above objectifying the fairer sex (or calling them the fairer sex, for that matter), it offers a measure of entertainment.

There’s just one problem with trying to sell Cubans on the merits of a meat-, dairy-, and egg-free lifestyle. And that’s that they don’t have a lot of vegetables to go vegan with.

Food production in general is a struggle in their communist country – and greens like, say, lettuce can be scarce and expensive. A report by Cuba’s public health ministry a few years ago found Cubans eat vegetables only three days a week.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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