National Burger Month Goes Vegan With Best Store-Bought Patties

PETA Highlights the Tastiest Meat-Free Burgers to Cook at Home

For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – May is National Burger Month, and PETA has compiled its 20 Favorite Store-Bought Vegan Burgers so that diners can celebrate even if their favorite eatery is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic—which, in fact, originated in a meat market.

At the top of the list is Beyond Meat‘s Beyond Burger, followed by Boca‘s Original Vegan Veggie Burger, Tofurky‘s Plant-Based Burger, Field Roast‘s FieldBurger, and Gardein‘s Garden Veggie Burger. And for those who aren’t fans of traditional burgers, Boca‘s Original Chik’n Veggie Patty is even on the list. Each patty is perfect for tossing onto the grill or sizzling up in the skillet and serving on a bun with all the trimmings.

“The trend is to vegan foods, and it’s no wonder given what we know about filthy factory farms and slaughterhouse operations,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the heat-and-eat patties on PETA’s list are a perfect way to celebrate a safe, healthy, and humane National Burger Month.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates than 75% of recent infectious diseases affecting humans began in animals. Previous influenza viruses originated in pigs and chickens, and South Carolina is currently facing a new virulent strain of bird flu.

In addition to helping to prevent future pandemics, people who go vegan spare nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death—for example, gentle cows who are killed for hamburger meat are strung up by one leg and their throats are slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious.

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.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind