PETA Statement: Stanley Cup Champs Win Vegan Victory Dinner

For Immediate Release:
June 7, 2018

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Washington – Please see the below statement from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk in response to the Washington Capitals’ first-ever Stanley Cup championship win:

PETA’s staff at its D.C. headquarters and thousands of PETA members and supporters in the capital are congratulating the Capitals on their historic win by offering to pick up the check for a team victory dinner of sweet and sour seitan, vegan fried chicken, and more from D.C.’s Pow Pow restaurant on H Street any time in the next month. With more and more athletes scoring a hat trick with healthy, humane, and eco-friendly vegan fuel, PETA is determined to have our hometown heroes boost their energy even more and enjoy longer lives on—and off—the rink.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat,” and more information about vegan eating is available at

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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