Alan Cumming Urges Dairy Queen to Offer Vegan Options

Actor Writes Letter to Company CEO Asking for Nondairy Items to Be Added to Menu

For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2016

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Minneapolis – In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, PETA is urging Dairy Queen to make its menu more chill with vegans. This week, Tony Award–winning vegan actor Alan Cumming sent a letter on PETA’s behalf to CEO John P. Gainor Jr. asking the Minneapolis-based company to join other leading dessert chains—such as TCBY, Ben & Jerry’s, and Pinkberry—in offering nondairy items.

“Given the increased global demand from people who suffer from dairy allergies and lactose intolerance as well as those concerned about their health, the environment, and animal welfare, it’s no surprise that the dairy alternatives market is expected to reach $19.5 billion in value by 2020,” he writes.

Alan, who just wrapped the final season of The Good Wife, also stars in a new “Not a Dairy Queen” vegan outreach campaign for PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat.” The campaign image is being featured at gay-pride events across the country this summer.

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