For National Hamburger Week, Green New American Vegetarian Is Honored for 'Big WAC' Burger
For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Tempe, Ariz. – PETA has selected the 2019 winners of the Top 10 Golden Burger Awards from restaurants across the country—and Green New American Vegetarian has nabbed a spot on the list for its Big WAC.
“From its two hearty patties to its special sauce, this tasty burger puts a green new spin on fast food,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the satisfying burgers on PETA’s national Top 10 list are proving that compassion can be a delicious business.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are nothing more than commodities. The group notes that sensitive, gentle cows are transported to slaughterhouses in all weather extremes. Then, they’re strung up by one leg and their throat is slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious. Eating meat and other animal-derived foods has been conclusively linked to a higher risk of suffering from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year.
Green New American Vegetarian will receive a framed certificate. Other winners include the Bac’n Cheezeburger at Arlo’s Curbside Kitchen in Austin, Texas; the Black Bean Burger from Sunspot in Knoxville, Tennessee; the Whiskey BBQ Mushroom Burger at Kahiau’s Bakery & Cafe in Virginia Beach, Virginia; and the Double Vegan Cheeseburger from Burgerlords in Los Angeles.