For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
San José, Calif. – As part of PETA’s “Go Vegan for the Earth” Day campaign, locally based sandwich chain Ike’s Love & Sandwiches will unveil a new vegan sandwich on Thursday: the Earth Angel, a hearty stack of meat-free turkey, dairy-free mozzarella, mushrooms, cabbage slaw, and Ike’s iconic Dirty Secret Sauce on Dutch Crunch bread. The limited-edition sandwich will be available at 60 Ike’s locations for one week, and a portion of the proceeds will support PETA’s work to help animals.
“Ike’s Earth Angel sandwich is a heavenly way to spare animals’ lives, save water, and slash carbon emissions,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages everyone to be a force of nature for the planet by eating vegan on Earth Day and every day.”
Animal agriculture drains freshwater supplies; pollutes groundwater, lakes, and rivers; and is the leading cause of ocean dead zones, species extinction, and habitat destruction—and by some estimates, it generates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the world’s transportation systems combined.
More than 50 restaurants are participating in PETA’s campaign, including Boss ChicknBeer in Cleveland; The Village Restaurant in Litchfield, Connecticut; Kale My Name in Chicago; Barberitos in Asheville, North Carolina; Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C.; Inspired Cravings in Gainesville, Virginia; Karma Baker in Westlake Village, California; Juicy Kitchen in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Arlo’s Curbside in Austin, Texas.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—will give away free Earth Angel sandwiches at the Ike’s location in Las Vegas on Earth Day. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.