Could Everyone on this Preston Street Get Free Vegan Sausages?

For Immediate Release:

23 April 2018


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


PETA Asks Mayor to Change Egan Street to Vegan Street

Preston, Lancashire – Today, PETA sent a letter to Preston Mayor Brian Rollo with an unusual request: change the name of Preston’s Egan Street to Vegan Street. The suggestion follows new research revealing that the number of vegans in the UK has risen by 700 per cent in the past two years.

In the letter, PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that the name change would encourage the Preston community to make compassionate and ethical food choices. The group has offered to provide every resident on the street with a copy of its vegan starter kit as well as a week’s supply of vegan sausages if the change is implemented.

“Changing Egan Street to Vegan Street would not only inspire local people to eat healthy, eco-friendly meals but also show kindness and compassion towards animals,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “With interest in vegan living at an all-time high as more and more people seek out vibrant plant-based foods, now is the perfect time for Preston to encourage residents to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle.”

Vegans are less likely than meat-eaters to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. What’s more, every person who goes vegan spares more than 100 animals every year daily suffering and a terrifying death in the meat, egg, and dairy industries. Vegan meals are greener, too, as animal agriculture is a leading contributor of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

PETA’s letter is available here. For more information, please visit