For National Doughnut Day, Doe Donuts Honored for Putting Kindness Into Every Bite of Its Standout Treats
For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Portland, Ore. – Just in time for National Doughnut Day (June 5)—and to encourage people to support local businesses as states begin to reopen—PETA has selected the country’s Top Vegan Doughnuts, and Doe Donuts has scored a (sweet) spot on the list. The all-vegan shop’s award-winning doughnut delights—which are available via takeout and delivery—include Salted Vanilla Bean, Cookies & Cream, and French Toast with maple and powdered sugar.
“Doe Donuts’ aglazeing vegan doughnuts hit a hole-in-one for both pastry buffs and animals,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Dollars to doughnuts, PETA bets you’ll love these delicious vegan treats that don’t harm a hair on an animal’s head.”
Not only are vegan pastries free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, they also spare animals immense suffering: In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and in the egg industry, parts of chickens’ beaks are cut off with a hot blade when they’re just a few days old. In the age of coronavirus, vegan treats are the safe choice for humans, too, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that approximately 75% of recently emerged infectious diseases affecting humans originated in other animals.
Other honorees include The Sweet Praxis in Syracuse, New York; Lovebirds Donuts in Kittery, Maine; and Tandem Doughnuts in Missoula, Montana. View the full list here.
Doe Donuts will receive an award letter and a framed certificate.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.