PETA Asks Hollywood to Chow Down on Delicious Vegan Beyond Burgers After the Oscars
For Immediate Release:
February 22, 2019
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – It’s somewhat of a tradition for some Oscars attendees to head to In-N-Out Burger after experiencing all the glitz and glamor of the event—Rachel Brosnahan, Julia Roberts, Brie Larson, and Anna Kendrick have all been known to hit up the fast-food joint after an awards ceremony. But in letters sent today to members of Hollywood’s elite—including vegan-leaning Oscar nominees such as Alfonso Cuarón and Willem Dafoe—PETA has a new suggestion: Head to Carl’s Jr. instead for a vegan Beyond Burger!
“As California’s wildfires showed us all, our planet is in crisis, and the meat industry is adding fuel to the fire,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “By wrapping up Oscars night with a delicious vegan burger, Hollywood’s brightest stars can set a shining example and show how easy it is to make Earth- and animal-friendly choices at mealtimes.”
PETA (whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”) notes that each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals every year daily misery and a terrifying death—and reduces his or her own risk of suffering from heart disease, obesity, cancer, strokes, and numerous other ailments. PETA offers a free vegan starter kit (available here) full of recipes, tips, and more.
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PETA’s letter follows.
Greetings from PETA!
We know all those inspiring Oscars speeches get everyone thinking about the things we can do to create positive change, so we have an easy suggestion for your first post-ceremony act.
We know that heading to In-N-Out Burger is something of a tradition after the ceremony, but our planet is in crisis. (Remember how our beloved state was on fire just a few months ago?) And since, by some estimates, animal agriculture is responsible for more environmental destruction than the entire transportation sector, we’re suggesting an alternative: Carl’s Jr. for the Beyond Burger.
So many people look up to you, so will you please help us spread the word on social media about healthy, Earth- and animal-friendly, easily accessible plant-based options and take part in the single most effective way to reduce your environmental impact?
Eating vegan makes us all winners. We hope to see you at Carl’s Jr.! And remember: Ordering without cheese and mayo makes it vegan.
Celebrity Relations Manager