Pieology Pizzeria Nabs PETA Proggy Award

Pizza Chain Recognized for Rolling Out Pies With Delicious Vegan Toppings

For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2019

Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Orange County, Calif. – A Proggy Award (“Proggy” is for “progress”) is on its way from PETA to Pieology Pizzeria in honor of the chain’s new “Plant-Based Protein” toppings line, which is available now at every location and features Spicy Italian Sausage Rounds, Beef Meatballs, and Diced Chicken vegan meats, as well as its dairy-free cheese and vegan crust option. The upgraded menu follows years of communication with PETA.

“No matter how you slice it, Pieology’s array of vegan offerings is a boon for animals, the environment, and anyone simply craving a kinder pie,” says PETA Director Danielle Katz. “PETA is recognizing this innovative company for adding some vegan pizzazz to its pizzas and for hopefully inspiring other pizza chains to follow suit.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat “—notes that, in today’s dairy industry, mother cows are repeatedly forcibly impregnated and their calves are taken away from them so that their milk can be consumed by humans instead. In addition to being kinder to animals, opting for vegan cheese is healthier, as it’s free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol.

According to a recent study, 70 percent of people worldwide are reducing or eliminating their meat consumption. Each person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals every year—and the United Nations reports that a global switch to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change.

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