For Immediate Release:
February 2, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Kansas City, Mo. – In time for Super Bowl LV, PETA has scoured the country for the Top 10 Vegan Wings—and Kansas City’s own Topknotch Vegan Vittles won a spot on the list for its Vittles Wings, available in over a dozen flavors, including jalapeño garlic, Buffalo, BBQ, and bourbon.
“Whether you like it sweet or spicy, Topknotch Vegan Vittles offers all the flavor-packed vegan wings you need to fuel a night of cheering on the Chiefs,” 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.
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.