PETA to Fish and Chip Awards: Celebrate Vegan
For Immediate Release:
25 January 2018
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
PETA TO FISH AND CHIP AWARDS: CELEBRATE VEGAN
Group Calls for “Best Vegan Fish and Chips” Category in Seafish-Run Honours
London – To mark the 30th anniversary of The National Fish & Chip Awards, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sent a letter to the CEO of Seafish, which administers the awards, with an exciting proposal: add a “Best Vegan Fish and Chips” category for 2019.
“We all know that our oceans and the animals who live there are under threat,” writes PETA Director of Vegan Corporate Projects Dawn Carr. “Adding a ‘Best Vegan Fish and Chips’ category to your awards would be a great way to showcase some of the progressive businesses offering an alternative to fish flesh and provide Seafish with the opportunity to highlight an option that takes some of the pressure off our troubled seas.”
Generally made from tofu wrapped in nori, battered, and fried, vegan fish is featured on the menus of previous National Fish & Chip Award winners – including Scotland’s Land & Sea and Simpsons Fish & Chips – as well as a growing number of traditional chippies and restaurants, with some of the best offerings showcased in PETA’s recent feature.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that in addition to sparing fish immense pain and distress, vegans are less prone to suffering from cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters are and have a lower carbon footprint.
PETA’s letter is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.