Washington NFL Schedule Asks Fans to Eat Vegan?

For Immediate Release:
September 5, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

Washington – Fans of Washington’s football team might be surprised by what comes with the pull-out 2014 season schedule in today’s Washington Times: a PETA ad on the back of the schedule that shows a pair of baby chicks next to the words “Let Them Keep Their Damn Wings for One Day, OK?” The ad directs readers to PETA.org, where they can find a collection of delicious vegan game-day recipes in the hope that football fans will show compassion for the more than 600 million chickens who are killed for the wings consumed during Super Bowl weekend alone.

“Every time D.C. football fans reach for this season’s schedule, they’ll get a reminder that chickens need their wings—we don’t,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA’s website is packed with easy and delicious game-day recipes that give chickens a break.”

PETA’s motto reads, in part, “Animals are not ours to eat,” and PETA’s website includes vegan recipes such as Game-Day Potato Skins, Royln’s Super Vegan Cheese Dip, Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings” with ranch dip, Beer-Basted “Brats,” and vegan nachos. PETA also includes suggestions for heat-and-serve grocery store items such as original vegan Boca burgers, Lightlife Smart Dogs, Gardein Buffalo Wings, and Gardenburger’s unrivaled riblets.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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