For Immediate Release:
February 3, 2021
Tapi Mbundure 202-483-7382
Baltimore – In time for Super Bowl LV, PETA has scoured the country for the Top 10 Vegan Wings—and Baltimore’s own Refocused won a spot on the list for its Vegan Wings, available fried and with BBQ, Buffalo, or Thai Chili sauce.
“Whether you like your vegan wings sweet or spicy, all picks at Refocused score a touchdown in PETA’s book,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Eateries like Refocused make it easier than ever to enjoy delicious Super Bowl snacks that leave gentle birds in peace.”
Every year, hundreds of millions of chickens are killed for Super Bowl Sunday alone. As PETA reveals in its “Chicken in Reverse” video, birds killed for their flesh are crammed by the tens of thousands into filthy sheds and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are often cut while they’re still conscious, and many are scalded to death in defeathering tanks.
Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; and helps prevent future pandemics. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.
Other winners on PETA’s list include the Drumstick Plate from Vegan International Co. in Tampa, Florida; the Seitan Wings from Double Wide Grill in Pittsburgh; and the Crispy Cauliwings from I-tal Garden in New Orleans. Yard House locations nationwide also offer vegan wings, which can be ordered vegan with Buffalo, Ancho Black Pepper, or Ancho BBQ sauce.
Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which also offers lists of ready-to-heat wings available at grocery stores and easy vegan game-day recipes on its website.
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 follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.