To Celebrate the New Year, PETA Praises Patties That Make Cows Happy
Taipei – In honour of the Year of the Cow, PETA has named the eight Best Veggie Burgers in Taiwan, which come from restaurants across the region. Made from good-for-you ingredients such as mushrooms and beans, 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:
- Uncle Q’s Uncle Q Burger
- Vegan Taipei’s Mushroom Burger
- Red Room Rendezvous’ Perfectly Pulled Pork Burger
- Ooo Cha Cha’s Ricotta Burger
- Miss Green’s Signature Guacamole Burger
- KGB’s Bacon Avocado Burger
- Soul R Vegan’s Teriyaki Pork Burger
- VeGeter’s Vegan Brittle Chicken Burger
Images of some of the award-winning veggie burgers are available upon request. The restaurants will all receive 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 Taiwan, it’s easy (and tasty) to save a cow in the Year of the Cow – and every year.”
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.