Hundreds of Restaurants Greenlight ‘Go Vegan for the Earth’ Day

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2021

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – One day can make a world of difference, which is why PETA is getting more than 100 restaurants and many other businesses across the country to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) by going vegan and promoting vegan foods for the day, at least.

Participating restaurants include favorites like Boss ChicknBeer, a wing joint near Cleveland that will serve an all-vegan menu at one of its locations; Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, which will offer a vegan turkey sandwich lathered in its iconic Dirty Secret Sauce—with sales benefitting PETA—at each of its 73 locations; The Village Restaurant in Litchfield, Connecticut, which will promote its meatless Beyond Burger, vegan cobb salad, and new chik’n sandwich; and Juicy Kitchen in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is adding a vegan chocolate waffle to its menu. Meal delivery companies Veestro and Fresh n’ Lean will also be promoting their vegan meal delivery services and using the hashtag #VeganForEarthDay.

“The enormous variety and array of vegan foods available today not only are delicious but also spare animals’ lives, save water, slash greenhouse-gas emissions, and might just bring you years of good health,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everyone to be a force of nature by fighting the climate crisis with vegan eating on Earth Day and every other day.”

As part of the Earth Day push, PETA is also placing pro-vegan ads in Longmont, Colorado (recently named one of the greenest cities in the country); trolley ads in Santa Barbara, California; and a billboard in Bakersfield, California. The group has also erected a billboard featuring Pamela Anderson and the words “Meat and Dairy Farms Drain Half the Country’s Water” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and in Savannah, Georgia, PETA supporters will shower on the sidewalk to highlight the way animal agriculture drains freshwater supplies and pollutes groundwater, lakes, and rivers. It’s also the leading cause of ocean dead zones, species extinction, and habitat destruction—and by some estimates, it creates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the world’s transportation systems combined.

Other participating restaurants include Barberitos in Asheville, North Carolina; Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C.; Inspired Cravings in Gainesville, Virginia; Karma Baker in West Lake Village, California; Goro Ramen in Oklahoma City; and Arlo’s Curbside in Austin, Texas.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”— opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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