When Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to go back to rehab until January 3rd rather than having to do another stint in the slammer, there was just one teensy problem. Allegedly, Lindsay can’t afford the three-month $50,000 bill at the Betty Ford Center. Rumors swirled that she’s been looking for a sponsor. And now one has stepped up to the plate—PETA. The organization is offering to pay for Lindsay’s rehab on the condition that she goes vegan.Specifically, the offer says PETA will give her $20K to pledge to give up animal products. And she’ll get another $10K if she stays vegan through her whole rehab stay. And another $10K if she stays vegan for 365 days.
“We understand that you’ve fallen on tough economic times, so we’re writing to you with an offer that we sincerely hope you’ll consider,” the organization wrote her in a letter. “PETA will help pay your $50,000 bill for substance addiction treatment if you’ll rid yourself of one more toxic substance: meat. California rehabilitation centers have a great reputation for catering to vegan patients.”
Why would the non-profit do this? “Lindsay Lohan is the most visible example of a real addict, and if she can conquer her addiction to meat and cheese, absolutely anyone can,”said PETA’s president. “If she does, she’ll not only save animals but save her own health, and she’ll be an example to the millions of people who watch her every step.”
Full disclosure: I was a vegan for three years in high school and it was rough. But this actually sounds like a pretty good deal. I think Lindz should do it.