Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Food Newswire: Woman Becomes Vegan Activist, Doesn’t Really Like to Talk About It
Liza Hethrow, an independent strong single woman, recently made a bold career move and became a vegan activist for PETA. She had grown weary of her desk job at a national car insurance company and wanted to get out in the world and breathe some fresh air.
“I saw PETA was hiring a front lines vegan activist and it sounded like it could be fun. Plus, the base pay was pretty good with an excellent commission package based on your number of arrests and attraction of media coverage,” said Liza. “It was hard to stop eating everything animal but I realized I can make enough money over the next five years to squirrel away a great savings cushion. After that I’ll be able to leave this job and eat whatever I want.”
While Liza enjoys her time working outside on the street, she claims the most difficult part of the job is dealing with people after she clocks out. “Every time I go to a party, people want to talk to me about vegan activism. Dude, I’m not at work. I’m just here to relax and have a good time. Oh, you’re a bartender? Why don’t you get me a fucking drink?”
For further information on the vegan lifestyle you can find Liza at Governor’s Park downtown or outside Fantastic Furs from 9-5 every weekday.