PETA Asks The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles To Eat Vegan-Only Pizza And We’re Concerned That They Aren’t Aware It’s A Cartoon
While an understandable request for the organization, the hilarity of the letter cannot go ignored. Since Nickelodeon is going a different route with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals thought it would be a good opportunity for the cartoon turtles to add “vegan diet” to their list of changes.
The animal rights organization wrote a super over the top letter to the network president and filled it with TMNT lingo, which is so much more cringeworthy in retrospect since Nickelodeon did not get on board with a totally vegan show and PETA has subsequently waged a campaign against the network. The whole thing begs the question: PETA, aren’t there about a trillion other important animal related battles you should be fighting instead of going after cartoon turtles eating pizza?
To be fair, they do back up their request with some pretty solid facts, stating in their letter that veganism is more popular now with Generation Z than it ever was with millenials, and that college campuses even offer more vegan options now than ever before. Cowabunga!
"Check this out: Generation Z already scarfs down 57 percent more tofu and chugs 550 percent more nondairy milk than millennials do. Meanwhile, 70 percent of U.S. college campuses offer daily vegan options—that’s an awesome 42 percent jump from just four years ago—and one in five even have an all-vegan dining station. Twenty-six percent of all consumers say that they’ve cut back on eating meat in the last 12 months, and 58 percent of adults drink nondairy milk."
So why not hop on board, Nickelodeon?
Possibly because it’s a cartoon about crime fighting turtles made for children. And though according to The Daily Wire, Nickelodeon is making an effort to make this TMNT Reboot more politically correct than ever before, they’ve clearly got bigger fish to fry. (Sorry for the pun, PETA.)