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Feb 20

Pamela Anderson and PETA Working to Change Prison Meals to Vegan in Louisiana

pamela andersonModel and actress Pamela Anderson, working in conjunction with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is attempting to get Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to begin serving entirely vegan meals at prisons across the state. The move, according to Anderson, would save the state hundreds of thousands of much-needed dollars in a time when the state is in the middle of a $940 million deficit.

According to Anderson, who has agreed to cook and serve a vegan lunch to inmates herself if Edwards agrees to the plan, would save the state over $620,000 annually. This estimate is based on a vegetarian diet an Arizona county jail put into place recently, which them $273,000 in the first year.

“Beans, rice, lentils, pasta, potatoes and other vegetables, and oranges and other fruits have all the nutrients a person needs but at a fraction of the price of meats and cheeses,” Anderson said in a letter to Edwards. “There would also be enormous savings on freezer costs and spoilage┬ásince most vegan foods and ingredients can be shipped and stored without refrigeration.”

In addition to acting, Anderson has been a longtime advocate of animal rights, and has worked with PETA for years.

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  1. Vicky

    This is a great idea! This is the kind of action we need to take us into the future.

  2. Pamela Nosworthy

    I’m excited how quickly vegans are changing the way the world eats..VEGANS ROCK!

  3. Lydia

    This is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever read. Heaven forbid the answer to the budget crisis that locks up the most people of anywhere in the world be freedom for those locked up. Instead you will take away people’s self determination over what type of protein they eat. Vegans: continuing to care about animals over people

  4. Tina Max

    This is a great idea. Didn’t they try this in a prison in Arizona. The inmates would be served healthy food which might give them a new perspective for their environment and their health and even save some lives, both animal and human lives.

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