For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2020
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Bisbee, Ariz. – The results are in for PETA’s 2020 ranking of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Small Cities in the U.S., and Bisbee’s varied vegan food scene has landed it the number 10 spot on the list. In recognition, PETA has sent an award certificate to Mayor David Smith.
For many years, PETA has named the most vegan-friendly big cities in the U.S. This year, as so many people are migrating to less-populated areas in the midst of the pandemic, PETA has shifted its sights, too, picking the country’s top 10 most vegan-friendly small cities.
“The small cities on PETA’s list are big hot spots for the delicious animal-friendly cuisine that today’s diners demand,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Whether you’re looking for a Southwestern vegan feast or a decadent dairy-free dessert, Bisbee has got you covered.”
Bisbee’s standout vegan-friendly eateries include Poco for Mexican-inspired dishes such as a grilled “chicken” crunchwrap and quesadilla tacos plus wine, sangria, and kombucha on tap; Thuy’s Noodle Shop for mouthwatering vegan pho; and Old Bisbee Brewing Company for delicious meatless chili. For dessert, Bisbee Good Cakes has all the vegan cakes anyone could want, PussyCat Gelato offers an array of creamy vegan sorbets, and Nam Sen Teahouse treats visitors to specialty teas and lattes made with fresh dairy-free milks.
The number of vegan Americans has increased by 600% in just three years, according to research firm GlobalData. Each person who goes vegan prevents nearly 200 animals a year from enduring daily suffering and a terrifying death; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; reduces their risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes; and helps prevent future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining or killing animals for food.
Topping PETA’s list is Asheville, North Carolina, followed by Dayton, Ohio; Frederick, Maryland; Tacoma, Washington; Boise, Idaho; San Marcos, Texas; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Bend, Oregon.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.