Two women dressed as “sexy” pizza slices dished up free vegan pizza to Winnipeg residents Wednesday afternoon.
PETA organized the event to draw attention to healthy and ethical eating. The spectacle coincides with the Manitoba Dairy Conference being held in the city.
“With so many filling, mouth-watering vegan milks, cheeses, and yogurts available, it’s time to give dairy products the boot,” said PETA senior vice-president Lisa Lange in a release.
“Every person can help spare cows a lifetime of suffering as milk machines on filthy dairy farms by choosing one of the many restaurants now deliciously meeting the demand for top-quality vegan dishes.”
In a statement, the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba said: “Like many other dairy organizations across Canada, we have animal welfare as priority on the conference agenda. Dairy farmers are committed to meeting high standards of care for their animals.”
The demonstration was held in front of Portage Place Shopping Centre at the northeast corner of Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street.
Updated at 2 p.m.