PETA Takes Aim as Restaurant Creates Cheesy Burger Named After Woody Harrelson, Who is Vegan
For Immediate Release:
5 May 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
PETA TAKES AIM AS RESTAURANT CREATES CHEESY BURGER NAMED AFTER WOODY HARRELSON, WHO IS VEGAN
Lucky Chip Urged to Make Amends With a Tasty Plant-Based Burger
London – Today, PETA rushed a letter to London’s Lucky Chip after hearing that the burger joint offers a cheesy portobello mushroom burger called the “Woody Harrelson”. As the actor is a long-time vegan who would not touch cows’ milk or cheese, PETA is calling on Lucky Chip to change the burger to one which Harrelson could enjoy by making it vegan.
“Woody Harrelson, a great friend to PETA and animals, is vegan and would never eat such a burger”, says Dawn Carr, PETA Special Projects Manager. “Offering a vegan burger, with egg-free aioli, a slice of vegan cheese and a vegan bun is a way for the company to meet the ever-growing demand for meat-free, dairy-free meals.”
Demand for dairy-free foods is on the rise: according to recent reports, 20 per cent of Brits now include non-dairy milks in their weekly shopping trips, and research group Mintel has found that in the last two years. Choosing vegan snacks and meals is a great way to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and cancer – and of course, each person who goes vegan saves many animals every year from daily suffering and a terrifying death.
PETA recently convinced Michelin-starred London hotspot sketch to remove Ringo Starr’s name from their foie gras menu item, something the noted vegetarian would never come near.