Sweet Deal: Iowa Police Accept Vegan Doughnut Delivery From PETA

Cops Will Pass Out Animal-Friendly Treats to Community for #DonutDisrespect Campaign

For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2017

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Ames, Iowa – PETA is donating dozens of vegan doughnuts to the Ames Police Department and the Iowa State University Police for their #DonutDisrespect campaign, in which the two departments will pass out free doughnuts to the community. PETA’s pastries will promote respect for all individuals, humans and animals alike, and help the departments truly serve (up cruelty-free treats) and protect (residents’ health) because vegan doughnuts are 100 percent cholesterol-free.

“By dishing up delicious vegan treats, Ames police are proving that you can have both a sweet tooth and a heart,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA bets dollars to doughnuts that these egg- and dairy-free pastries will be a huge hit with everyone.”

The decadent doughnuts will be supplied by vegan food company Solar’s Real Food Kitchen and come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate with crushed peanuts, strawberry with shaved dark chocolate, chai with candied ginger, and classic glazed.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that vegan doughnuts have no cholesterol or saturated animal fat. In addition, they’re kinder to mother cows who are artificially impregnated and then separated from their newborn calves on dairy farms, as well as to chickens who are held in tiny wire “battery cages” on filthy egg farms.

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