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September 24, 2014

Good Day for Vegetables, Fruits on Capitol Hill

Lettuce, cantaloupes — it was a good day to be a vegetarian on Capitol Hill.

First came the news of immigration activists delivering cantaloupes to the office of Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican recently bemoaned the number of undocumented immigrants he said are dope-smugglers with calves the size of cantaloupes as the result of ferrying mounds of marijuana across the desert. That took care of the fruit course.

Good Day for Vegetables, Fruits on Capitol Hill

Immigration activists delivered these cantaloupes to King’s office. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

Then came the vegetable course, with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals hosting its annual veggie-dog lunch today, complete with the always popular “Lettuce Ladies.”

Good Day for Vegetables, Fruits on Capitol Hill

A staffer poses with the PETA “Lettuce Ladies” outside of the Rayburn House Office Building. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

Who needs Meatless Mondays?

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