Switched to Takeout? Phoenix Burrito Joint Wins PETA Kudos

During Coronavirus Quarantines, Group Rallies Support for Small Businesses by Honoring the Best Vegan Fare

For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2020

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Glendale, Ariz. – Just in time for National Burrito Day (April 2)—and to encourage people to support local restaurants through takeout and delivery methods during COVID-19 quarantines—PETA has selected some of the Top Vegan Burritos from restaurants across the country, and Mi Vegana Madre‘s Soy-Rizo Burrito nabbed a spot on the list. The fan favorite includes a flour tortilla stuffed with vegan chorizo, red rice, beans, onion, and cilantro and is served with salsa.

“By treating yourself to Mi Vegana Madre’s Soy-Rizo Burrito, you support a local business while fighting cruelty to animals and human health problems on a global scale,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “As 75% of influenza viruses—and the coronavirus—are linked to animal agriculture, preventing future pandemics is as simple as opting for a delicious vegan burrito over a meaty one.”

Health authorities confirm that influenza viruses and coronaviruses are zoonotic (transmissible from other animals to humans)—and filthy farms and markets crammed full of sick animals are breeding grounds for such deadly maladies. Previous influenza viruses have originated in chickens and pigs. Each person can help cut off animal-borne pathogens at the source—and save the lives of nearly 200 animals each year—by going vegan.

Other honorees include the Big Vegan Burrito with Pollo Asado from Cena Vegan in Los Angeles; the Vegan Steak Burrito from Vegos in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the Fish Tuna Burrito from El Cantaro in Monterey, California. View the full list here.

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 or click here.

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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