Free McDonald’s Burgers—From PETA?

They're Vegan, of Course! Group to Give Away Beyond Meat Burgers Outside McDonald's Location Testing a 'PLT'

For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

London, Ontario – With signs proclaiming, “Try McD’s Vegan PLT Today!” and “Free Beyond Burgers,” PETA members will give away the delicious meatless burger (made vegan by forgoing the cheese and mayonnaise) to passersby and visitors outside a local McDonald’s restaurant on Wednesday. The McDonald’s location is one of more than two dozen in Ontario that are testing out the PLT (plant, lettuce, tomato) throughout November.

When:    Wednesday, November 20, 12 noon–1 p.m.

Where:    McDonald’s, 61 Oxford St. W., London, Ontario

“This game-changing meat-free burger goes above and beyond boring old beef in every way,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s giveaway will show everyone how delicious the new plant-powered, protein-packed burger now offered at select McDonald’s restaurants is—and hopefully ensure that it’s here to stay.”

Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat industry—and they help combat climate change and deforestation, as more than 80% of the Amazon rainforest that’s been cleared since 1970 is used for meat production.

McDonald’s is joining a growing list of fast-food chains—including Dunkin’, Del Taco, Subway, and TGI Fridays—that offer Beyond Meat products.

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

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