Syracuse Doughnut Shop Nabs National PETA Award

For National Doughnut Day, The Sweet Praxis Honored for Putting Kindness Into Every Bite of Its Standout Treats

For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2020

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Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Syracuse, N.Y. – 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 The Sweet Praxis has scored a (sweet) spot on the list. The shop’s award-winning doughnut delights—which are available for pre-order and curbside pickup Fridays through Sundays—include Chocolate Sprinkle and Strawberry, plus unique flavors like Hibiscus, Boston Cream Pie, and Snickerdoodle.

“The Sweet Praxis’ 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 Doe Donuts in Portland, Oregon; Lovebirds Donuts in Kittery, Maine; and Tandem Doughnuts in Missoula, Montana. View the full list here.

The Sweet Praxis 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.

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