3 Tons of Vegan Cheese Will Make for Happy People and Cows, Says PETA

Delivery of Dairy-Free Delights to Food Bank to Help Ease COVID-19 Hardship

For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2020

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Baltimore – On Monday, Plant Based Foods and PETA will deliver 2,000 cases of vegan cheeses—including mozzarella and cheddar—to the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, a food bank that has been serving over 800 people a day during the pandemic. The dairy-free cheeses will be handed out and used in the center’s Tuesday meal.

When:    Monday, September 21, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:    Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, 315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore

“PETA’s delivery feeds two birds with one scone by looking out for people who are struggling and by showing them just how tasty vegan cheese can be,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA believes animal liberation is human liberation and that all movements can work together for a kinder world.”

PETA loves vegan cheese because it prevents mother cows from being artificially impregnated and then separated from their newborn calves so that their milk can be consumed by humans instead. Vegans also enjoy a lower risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, strokes, and diabetes than meat-eaters do and help prevent future pandemics: Confining and killing animals for food has led to outbreaks of bird flu, swine flu, SARS, and COVID-19.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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