Touchdown! Buffalo Eatery Wins PETA Kudos for Vegan Wings

For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2021

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Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Buffalo, N.Y. – In time for Super Bowl LV, PETA has scoured the country for the Top 10 Vegan Wings—and Buffalo’s own Big Mood won a spot on the list for its Signature Wings, available with a choice of BBQ or (naturally) Buffalo sauce. Big Mood’s wings are available every day and as part of its special game-day feast.

“Nobody does wings like Buffalo, so Big Mood’s spicy vegan wings were an easy draft pick for PETA,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the eateries on PETA’s list are making 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 with Buffalo, firecracker, Korean, 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.

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