BAFTAs to Serve Delicious Vegan Menu

For Immediate Release:

9 February 2017


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


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London – PETA just received word from Anton Manganaro, head chef of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), that organisers of the annual awards ceremony (the BAFTAs) have created an extraordinary, mouth-watering, animal-free menu sure to delight vegan A-listers such as Casey Affleck, Alan Cumming, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Joaquin Phoenix, and Natalie Portman.

The plant-based menu will feature a mixed-grain salad with pickled vegetables, beetroot relish, and pea shoots – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Guests will also be offered a chickpea masala served with a croquette and coriander cress, and dessert is a coconut panna cotta with a fresh raspberry and basil salad.

“We’re hailing the plant-based menu at this year’s BAFTA ceremony as outstanding”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Nominees who don’t win on the night can still be awarded a gorgeous vegan meal – which is golden for their health, animals, and the environment.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that, in addition to sparing many animals every year the horrors of the abattoir, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are. They also have a lower carbon footprint. These are just some of the reasons why millions of British people are going vegan and why the number of requests for PETA’s free vegan starter kit increases every year.

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