PETA offers to donate 1,000 in frozen treats to St. Louis Police’s new ice cream truck

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Police have a new tool to help engage the community. They just bought an ice cream truck to hand out free treats at area events. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants officers to hand out dairy-free frozen treats. They’re offering to donate $1,000 worth of coconut and soy based bars.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk sats in a statement, “PETA hopes the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department scoops up this sweet deal to help residents beat the heat and their odds for developing heart disease. It would be a crime to miss out on delicious dairy-free ice cream—a summer treat that gives everyone a lucky break.”

The ice cream in the truck is donated by Prairie Farms Dairy & Schnucks. The gave over 6,000 ice cream treats and frozen novelties to stock the truck.