You Heard It Here First: McDonald’s McPlant Is ‘In’! See What Else Made PETA’s What’s ‘In’ and ‘Out’ List for 2022

Published by Katherine Sullivan.

2021 was one wild ride. And while we’re thankful for the good times—like how PETA dethroned “Tiger Kings,” increased the demand for new vegan fast-food options, and secured more than a dozen fur bans—we’re also thankful for a few things that clearly are not here for a long time. So to maintain our tradition, we’ve compiled a list of what’s “in” and what’s “out” for 2022.

1981 called—it wants its McRib back.

What’s ‘In’ and What’s ‘Out’ for 2022? See the List!



BullpenArm barn
Canada’s seal slaughterCanada Goose’s fur ban
Cooking with flesh ingredientsCooking with fresh vegan ingredients
Andrew and Chris CuomoJesse & Joy
Primate research centersPrimate sanctuaries
Piers Morgan’s career in jeopardyMayim Bialik on Jeopardy!
J.Lo and furJ.Lo and Ben
Restaurants closed for COVID-19Fur farms closed for good
Apes grimacing on greetings cardsApes playing in true sanctuaries
AquafarmingGood Catch fish-free cooking
SeaWorldSeaside sanctuaries
Beagles in labsBeagles on laps
Temporary pandemic pupsPermanent adoptions
XenotransplantationOrgan donation
Animal circusesAnimal-free Ringling Bros. circus
Calf leatherCactus leather
Goose downFlower down
Dairy-milk chocolate barsOat-milk chocolate bars
Taxing your heart with meatTaxing meat
Giving leather giftsGiving pleather gifts
COP26 protests over serving meatThe Oscars’ kudos for vegan eats
Gelatin candyDalgona candy
Deep-sea fishing“Trash fishing”
Horses whipped at Olympic eventsHorse events banned at the Olympics
Binging on squidBinging on Squid Game
Dog-sled races“Dinosaur” races
Eating insectsReading Fly!
The milk crate challengePETA’s 3-Week Vegan Challenge
“Tiger King” potential pardon“Doc” Antle finally indicted
Elon Musk, Time’s Person of the Year 2021Billie Eilish, PETA’s Person of the Year 2021
Global lockdownsFur-farm shutdowns
Slut-shamingSlutty Vegan
Saweetie bragging about furElle banning fur
QAnon conspiraciesSeaspiracy

The best part about these “in’s,” besides their animal-friendliness, is that they’re here to stay.

For animals and the liberation that they all deserve, let’s keep the good times comin’!

Slutty Vegan’s expansion, Ringling Bros. circus’s animal-free return, McDonald’s Beyond Meat partnership, and a 40-hectare seaside sanctuary for rescued orcas and beluga whales in Canada—2022 is going to be lit.

Don’t be left behind—make 2022 the year you get in on the animal liberation movement! PETA’s here to help:

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind