D.C. Restaurant Nabs PETA Award for Dumping Meaty Menu

Pow Pow Overhauls Menu to Offer Meat- and Dairy-Free Dishes Exclusively

For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Washington – A Compassionate Business Award is on its way from PETA to local Asian bistro Pow Pow in honor of its new 100 percent vegan menu.

The eatery recently debuted an all-vegan menu for a month to “gauge support” for the switch—and the animal-free dishes were so popular that the owners were inspired to make the restaurant fully vegan and have no plans to return to the old meaty menu.

“The booming demand for vibrant vegan fare means that hungry diners are lining up out the door to powwow at Pow Pow,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is recognizing Pow Pow for demonstrating just how delicious animal-free dishes can be and for setting an example of compassion for restaurants worldwide to follow.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in addition to saving the lives of more than 100 animals a year, going vegan reduces one’s risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease, and numerous other ailments. Animals raised for food feel pain just as dogs, cats, and humans do, yet they’re often subjected to extreme crowding, filthy conditions, routine mutilations without pain relief, a terrifying trip to the slaughterhouse, and a violent, painful death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries.

PETA sent Pow Pow a framed certificate and some delicious vegan chocolate bars.

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