For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2022
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Guilford, Conn. – More people than ever are expected to celebrate a meat-free Thanksgiving this year, and local eatery Three Girls Vegan Creamery has won a national Vegan Roast Boast Award from PETA for its vegan holiday roast dressed with mushroom gravy and filled with apple, “sausage,” and herb stuffing—a succulent solution to 2022’s soaring turkey prices and rampant bird flu outbreaks.
Founded by Tracy Alexander and her two daughters, the popular business draws its inspiration from a fourth woman: Tracy’s mom, Theresa, whose cancer diagnosis prompted the family to eat healthier. Doctors gave Theresa just 10 months to live, but as a vegan, she lived another seven years—and was able to see Three Girls Vegan Creamery become a successful company best known for dairy-free Italian classics, such as artisanal cheese and cannoli dip.
“Juicy and seasoned with sage and rosemary, the holiday roast at Three Girls Vegan Creamery is such a tasty treat, and it comes wrapped in a bow,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “This ‘ThanksVegan,’ PETA is celebrating local businesses that make it easy as dairy-free pumpkin pie to enjoy a bird-friendly feast.”
Not only are vegan roasts free of saturated animal fat and cholesterol, they also spare animals immense suffering: More than 45 million turkeys will be killed for this Thanksgiving alone. During their short lives, they’re forced to stand in their own waste and inhale ammonia-laden air inside dark warehouses. The birds are even pumped full of antibiotics to make them grow unnaturally large, which causes their legs to break beneath them.
The other nine honorees include Green New American Vegetarian in Phoenix; The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis; Monk’s Meats in Brooklyn, New York; and Planted Table in Oakland, California. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers a “ThanksVegan” guide.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.