PETA Praises Patties That Make Cows Happy
Jakarta — PETA has named the 10 best locally made veggie burgers in Indonesia. Made from good-for-you ingredients such as tempeh, tofu, mushrooms, and legumes, veggie burgers are tasty and animal-friendly—unlike burgers made from meat. Cows killed for meat are confined to filthy feedlots and transported in all weather conditions to slaughterhouses, where they’re strung up by one leg and 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:
- Burgreens’ Vegan Rendang Burger (Jakarta)
- GnB Kitchen’s GnB Vegan Burger (Jakarta)
- The Sloth’s Cheesy Vegan ‘Chicken’ Burger (Canggu, Bali)
- Jatuh Cintah’s Rebellion burger (Jakarta)
- Green Grills’ Im-fish-ter Burger (Tangerang)
- Club Sehat Cafe’s Chickpea Burger (Jakarta)
- Plant Cartel’s SFC Burger (Canggu, Bali)
- Treat Vegan’s Sausage Muffin (Jakarta)
- Simple Plant Vegan Kitchen’s Tempe Burger (Yogyakarta)
- Vegan Baby!’s Vegan Mushroom Cheesteak (Jakarta)
Images of the award-winning veggie burgers are available upon request. These restaurants will all receive framed certificates.
“It’s so easy to spare 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 Indonesia, it’s clear that vegan eating is skyrocketing in popularity.”
Every person who goes vegan saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year. Going meat-free protects human health, too: 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.