For Immediate Release:
February 5, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Austin, Texas – As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepare to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LV, PETA’s chicken mascot will get in on the action tomorrow with a giveaway of delicious vegan wings from plant-based local food truck HapPea Vegans. PETA supporters will hold signs proclaiming, “Vegan Wings? Cluck, Yeah!”
When: Saturday, February 6, 3 p.m.
Where: 4550 Mueller Central Dr., Austin
“Every year, hundreds of millions of chickens are killed for Super Bowl Sunday, so PETA is encouraging fans to tuck into tasty game-day snacks that let chickens keep their wings,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Everyone can score a touchdown for gentle birds by choosing vegan wings.”
As PETA reveals in its “Chicken in Reverse” video, what happens to chickens is nothing to cheer about. The birds are crammed into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At slaughterhouses, their throats are cut, often while they’re still conscious, and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks. Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 chickens and other animals every year.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—offers lists of ready-to-heat wings available at grocery stores and easy vegan game-day recipes on its website. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.