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Post by Scott Fontaine on Oct. 30, 2008 at 11:08 am |
October 30, 2008 11:08 am

Do you know a solider who craves bean sprouts with his MRE? What about an airman who pines for something that grows on a pine tree come dinnertime? A Marine who won’t eat marine animals? A friend in the Navy who loves navy beans?

PETA’s looking for you.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just launched its first Sexiest Vegetarian Soldier contest. (Despite the name, it’s actually open to all members of the armed forces who "are defending the country and animals at the same time.")

Here’s the pitch from PETA:

"Why is going vegetarian a smart military maneuver? For one thing, vegetarians are, on average, fitter and trimmer than their meat-eating counterparts, so if soldiers want to be lean, mean fighting machines, the best thing that they can do is keep meat off their plates."

The winner will be named on the organization’s blog and receive a "vegan goodie basket" full of cookies, chocolate, a PETA T-shirt and, puzzlingly, jerky.

Click here to nominate someone. You’ve got until Nov. 26.

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