Baseball Stadiums Hit Home Runs for Animals With Vegan Filipino Food, Smoothies, Franks, and Burgers
For Immediate Release:
May 24, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
Bay Area, Calif. – The San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park earned the number eight ranking on PETA’s Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks list for its healthy plant-based fare—including Cha-Cha bowls with fresh vegetables and pineapple salsa, roasted summer vegetable sammies, and burritos and tacos—but it was surpassed by the Oakland A’s Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, which nabbed the number six spot for its addition of an all-vegan Filipino food cart serving up adobo with fried “chicken” strips, lumpia with seasoned ground “beef,” and sarciado with deep-fried soy fish.
“The Giants and the A’s have gone to bat for animals and compassionate baseball fans alike,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “These ballparks will have vegans cheering for their variety of animal-friendly options that have earned them coveted spots on PETA’s list.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that going vegan would afford baseball players and their fans the time to enjoy more ballgames, since 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. In addition, every vegan saves more than 100 animals a year from a terrifying death in today’s industrialized meat, egg, and dairy industries.
Oakland Coliseum and AT&T Park will receive a framed certificate from PETA. To view the complete rankings, please see PETA’s blog post about its list of the 2017 Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Ballparks.