PETA Puts the ‘Nom’ in Nominee Gift Bags for TV’s Biggest Night

For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – To inspire the stars of Hollywood’s most binge-worthy shows to ditch animal-derived “products” and go vegan, PETA is treating them to an array of snacks in this year’s “Best of Quarantainment Nominee Gift Bag,” which will be independently distributed to select EMMY® nominees by premier gifting company Distinctive Assets in the lead-up to the awards show on Sunday.

The gift bags focus on promoting women- and BIPOC-run businesses—and PETA jumped at the chance to showcase some of its favorite Black-owned vegan brands and their products, including Azzizah’s Herbal Green Popcorn, Funky Mello’s vegan marshmallows, an assorted box of Maya’s Cookies, MylkDog Notcho Cheez kale chips and vegan queso, and Cinnamon Maple Walnut Oat Butter from Worthy of Well Done. The gift bag also includes PETA’s signature “Tofu Never Caused a Pandemic” face mask  and comes in a tote emblazoned with the words “End Speciesism.”

“PETA’s delicious, animal- and eco-friendly snacks put the ‘nom’ in nominee gift bags,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “TV’s biggest stars can enjoy these treats knowing that no animals were harmed in their production.”

Cows used for dairy are regularly forcibly impregnated and separated from their babies until their bodies give out, after which they’re slaughtered. Hens in the egg industry are crammed by the thousands into dark, filthy sheds. Gelatin, which is commonly found in marshmallows, is obtained by boiling the skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones from cows or pigs.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and we oppose speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

Note: Distinctive Assets has no relationship with the Television Academy or the EMMY Awards ceremony. Neither the Television Academy nor Distinctive Assets wants there to be any association in the media between Distinctive Assets’ independent nominee gift bags and the EMMY Awards.

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