PETA's 'Double-Doink Dare' to Football Fans: Let Super Fowl Live!
For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2019
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382
Atlanta – On Super Bowl Sunday, a giant PETA “chicken” will touch down outside the exclusive 2019 Players Tailgate Atlanta party at Pemberton Place to pass out free vegan wings to guests in a game of chicken. PETA supporters will hold signs in the competing teams’ colors proclaiming, “Our Double-Doink Dare: Try the Vegan Wings,” and a banner that reads, “Let Chickens Keep Their Wings: Go Vegan,” will also fly above the stadium that afternoon.
When: Sunday, February 3, 1 p.m.
Where: Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. N.W., Atlanta
“The Super Bowl is no game for the chickens who are killed by the millions for football fans’ finger foods,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s giveaway will dare kind people to opt for delicious animal-free game-day snacks and let gentle chickens keep their wings.”
Every year, hundreds of millions of chickens are killed for the Super Bowl alone. As PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—reveals in its “Chicken in Reverse” video, birds killed for their flesh are crammed into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are often cut while they’re still conscious and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
Numerous Atlanta restaurants—including Cafe Sunflower, Graveyard Tavern, The Wing Bar, Viva La Vegan, and Yard House—dish up delicious cruelty-free wings, and lots of vegan options, such as three different kinds of veggie burgers and dairy-free brownies, are also available in the stadium.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.