PETA Proposes ‘Bananas’ Name Change for Local Street

 

PETA Proposes ‘Bananas’ Name Change for Local Street

Claines – Today, PETA sent a letter to Claines village councillors with an unusual request: change the name of Egg Lane to Banana Bread Lane. If the town agrees to the hen-friendly upgrade, the group promises to deliver a basket of delicious vegan eggs to every household on the lane to celebrate.

“Every year, the egg industry crams millions of smart, sensitive chickens into sheds, where they can’t breathe fresh air or feel sunlight on their backs,” writes PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Removing the ‘egg’ from the street’s name would be a simple, fun way to highlight to residents that ditching eggs is better for their health, for the environment, and, of course, for animals.”

The suggestion follows a PETA investigation revealing that suppliers to one of the UK’s top “free-range” farms, Happy Egg Co, subjected hens to painful mutilations and overcrowding – demonstrating that the only happy egg is a vegan egg. In the letter, PETA recommends bananas, chia seeds, and applesauce as egg replacers in baking and also suggests products such as Follow Your Heart’s VeganEgg and Oggs’ Aquafaba Egg Alternative.

By choosing these cholesterol-free options, vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. And because farms – including those labeled “free-range”, “Red Tractor–assured”, and “high-welfare” – tightly pack animals into dirty sheds, egg production poses a pandemic risk. SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information and easy egg-free recipes, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Contact:

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

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