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November 11, 2022
Lauren Kent 202-483-7382
Rochester, N.Y. – Extra folks than ever are anticipated to rejoice a meat-free Thanksgiving this yr, and Grass Fed—Rochester’s neighborhood vegan butcher store and deli—has received a nationwide Vegan Roast Boast Award from PETA for its Vacation Roast with mushroom, fennel, and leek stuffing—a succulent resolution to 2022’s hovering turkey costs and rampant hen flu outbreaks.
Owned and operated by foodie husband-and-wife duo Rob Nipe (“The Butcher”) and Nora Rubel (“The Butcher’s Spouse”), Grass Fed was borne of Nipe’s need to create the proper vegan sausage breakfast sandwich. It has since expanded and now affords every thing from hen cutlets to brisket and bacon, all 100% animal-free.
“Juicy and filled with scrumptious veggie stuffing, the vacation roast at Grass Fed is the proper centerpiece on a compassionate vacation desk,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “This ‘ThanksVegan,’ PETA is celebrating native companies that make it straightforward as dairy-free pumpkin pie to take pleasure in a bird-friendly feast.”
Not solely are vegan roasts freed from saturated animal fats and ldl cholesterol, additionally they spare animals immense struggling: Greater than 45 million turkeys shall be killed for this Thanksgiving alone. Throughout their quick lives, they’re compelled to face in their very own waste and inhale ammonia-laden air inside darkish warehouses. The birds are even genetically manipulated to make them develop unnaturally massive, which trigger their legs to interrupt beneath them.
The opposite 9 honorees embrace Inexperienced New American Vegetarian in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona; The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis; Monk’s Meats in Brooklyn, New York; and Planted Desk in Oakland, California. Every eatery will obtain a framed certificates from PETA, which affords a “ThanksVegan” information.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.