For the ‘Year of the Cow’, PETA Praises Patties That Make Cows Happy
Hong Kong – In honour of the Year of the Cow, PETA has named the 10 Best Veggie Burgers in Hong Kong, which come from restaurants across the region. Made from good-for-you ingredients such as tempeh, tofu, mushrooms, beans, and OmniPork, veggie burgers are tasty and animal-friendly – unlike meaty ones. Cows killed for meat are confined to filthy feedlots, transported in all weather extremes to abattoirs, and strung up by one leg before their throats are slit, sometimes while they’re still conscious. It’s no wonder more and more people are opting for burgers without murder!
In no particular order, here are the winners:
- POP vegan Barbecue Chicken Burger
- Hemingway’s Kefte Burger
- veggieSF Drama Queen
- 2084 Katsu Burger
- YEARS Kimchi Eggplant Burger
- MANA! The Babylon!
- TREEHOUSE Reef Burger
- Big Dill Big Dill
- SingaLings Veggie Burger
- Tempeh Foods Tempeh Burger (Original Flavour)
Images of the award-winning veggie burgers are available upon request. The restaurants will all receive framed certificates.
“The Year of the Cow is the perfect time to show compassion to cows – who feel joy, love, pain, and fear just as humans, cats, dogs, and other animals do – by leaving them off our plates,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “With so many delicious veggie burgers to choose from in restaurants across Hong Kong, it’s easy (and tasty) to save a cow in the Year of the Cow – and every year.”
Green Monday was named PETA’s 2019 Company of the Year for sparing the lives of millions of animals with OmniMeat, a meatless pork made from pea protein, non-GMO soya, shiitake mushrooms, and rice that’s widely available in Hong Kong restaurants.
Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year. Going meat-free protects human health, too: Like like swine flu, bird flu, and SARS, COVID-19 has been linked to eating animals – and so have heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and cancer.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is the human-supremacist view that other species are nothing more than commodities.