People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has started taking “bets” on its website over when Sen. Charles Grassley will die, after the Iowa Republican scolded the Department of Agriculture for advocating a vegetarian diet.
The USDA drew the ire of rural state lawmakers over a newsletter urging department employees to embrace “Meatless Mondays.” The USDA later retracted the newsletter and said it wasn’t properly vetted, but Grassley vented on Twitter that he plans to “eat more meat on Monday to compensate for stupid USDA recommendation.”
PETA, on its website, accused Grassley of fighting for Americans’ right to be “sick and fat.”
“We’re taking bets (place yours in the comments section below) on how long it will take Sen. Grassley to succumb to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or some other meat-related disease,” the post said.
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