Pamela Anderson thinks she can help with Louisiana’s current budget crisis.
Her answer: Go vegan — for prisoners, that is.
Anderson pitched the idea to adjust prisoner meals to a full vegan menu in a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
PETA said Louisiana could save more than half a million dollars a year by serving “healthy, colorful vegan meals in correctional facilities —and that’s not including how much the state would save on prisoners’ health-care costs.”
Anderson explained in her letter to the governor:
“If you left meat off menus in the 12 state-run prisons, Louisiana taxpayers would save as much as $620,000 a 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. There would also be enormous savings on freezer costs and spoilage, since most vegan foods and ingredients can be shipped and stored without refrigeration.”
And as an added incentive, Anderson said she would be happy to help cook and serve lunch to inmates.
Currently, Anderson serves as Honorary Director of PETA.