During Coronavirus Quarantines, Group Rallies Support for Small Businesses by Honoring the Country's Best Vegan Fare
For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – 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 compiled a list of some of the Top Vegan Burritos from restaurants across the country. The honorees range from the California Burrito with Al Pastor from Pancho’s Vegan Tacos in Las Vegas to the Red Quinoa and Jackfruit Burrito from Jajaja Plantas Mexicana in Brooklyn, New York.
“PETA encourages people to support local businesses 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 novel coronavirus—are linked to meat, 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. 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.
The other honorees are the Big Vegan Burrito with Pollo Asado from Cena Vegan in Los Angeles; the Vegan Steak Burrito from Vegos in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Fish Tuna Burrito from El Cantaro in Monterey, California; the Breakfast Burrito from Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Winter Park, Florida; the Seitan Al Pastor Burrito from Luna Verde Vegan Mexican Restaurant in Bradley Beach, New Jersey; and the Vegan Fajita Burrito from Mr. Natural in Austin, Texas.