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

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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!



Bullpen Arm barn
Canada’s seal slaughter Canada Goose’s fur ban
Cooking with flesh ingredients Cooking with fresh vegan ingredients
Andrew and Chris Cuomo Jesse & Joy
#FreeBritney #FreeLolita
Primate research centers Primate sanctuaries
Piers Morgan’s career in jeopardy Mayim Bialik on Jeopardy!
J.Lo and fur J.Lo and Ben
Restaurants closed for COVID-19 Fur farms closed for good
Apes grimacing on greetings cards Apes playing in true sanctuaries
Aquafarming Good Catch fish-free cooking
SeaWorld Seaside sanctuaries
Beagles in labs Beagles on laps
Temporary pandemic pups Permanent adoptions
Xenotransplantation Organ donation
Animal circuses Animal-free Ringling Bros. circus
Calf leather Cactus leather
Goose down Flower down
Dairy-milk chocolate bars Oat-milk chocolate bars
McRib McPlant
Taxing your heart with meat Taxing meat
Giving leather gifts Giving pleather gifts
COP26 protests over serving meat The Oscars’ kudos for vegan eats
Caviar Cavi-art
Gelatin candy Dalgona candy
Deep-sea fishing “Trash fishing”
Horses whipped at Olympic events Horse events banned at the Olympics
Binging on squid Binging on Squid Game
Dog-sled races “Dinosaur” races
Eating insects Reading Fly!
The milk crate challenge PETA’s 3-Week Vegan Challenge
“Tiger King” potential pardon “Doc” Antle finally indicted
Thanksgiving “ThanksVegan”
Elon Musk, Time’s Person of the Year 2021 Billie Eilish, PETA’s Person of the Year 2021
Global lockdowns Fur-farm shutdowns
Slut-shaming Slutty Vegan
Saweetie bragging about fur Elle banning fur
QAnon conspiracies Seaspiracy

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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