Trenton’s toilet paper crisis has been averted thanks to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Mayor Tony Mack has accepted PETA’s offer to donate six months’ worth of toilet paper to the city just as municipal buildings are reaching the end of their last rolls.
“I am pleased that an organization that stands against animal cruelty is willing to cross over and invest in a fundamental issue in our community,” Mack said in a public statement.
“PETA’s generous gift will be used by Trentonians from all walks of life, including, but not limited to, the general public, senior citizens, police officers, firefighters, right down to our employees at our animal shelter.”
PETA’s offer came with a message: “Slaughterhouses are so filthy that more than half of all meat is contaminated with fecal bacteria. Wipe cruelty from your diet. Go vegan. PETA” Every role is printed with the message to help Trenton employees consider a vegan diet that’s kinder to animals.
A budgetary disagreement threatened the city’s toilet paper supply, and without quick action from City Council, would have left municipal buildings TP-less by next week.