PETA Names Aldi Top Grocer
By Abby Kleckler, Progressive Grocer
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is recognizing Aldi for its wide variety of private label vegan food offerings, from veggie burgers, hot dogs, meatless meatballs, vegetable pot stickers and eggplant ravioli to an array of dairy-free cheeses, plant-based milks and vegan ice cream. For these efforts, the Norfolk, Virginia-based animal rights organization has awarded its Top Grocer Award to the food retailer.
"Aldi recognizes that consumers today care about animal welfare, their own health, and the impact that a meat- and dairy-heavy diet has on the environment — and it deserves to be recognized for offering shoppers a host of tasty vegan foods," said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. "These are times when consumers are contemplating numerous changes in their lives, and many of them, especially young people, do not want their money to support slaughterhouses and factory farms."
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Choose: ‘Meat Shame’ or ‘Vegan’—Free Bags at King Soopers
PETA Demonstrators in Unusual Outfits Will Engage With Shoppers Over Animal Welfare and Worker Safety
July 24, 2020
Loveland, Colo. – Slaughterhouse Shame Month continues on Sunday with an entertaining PETA protest outside a King Soopers grocery store, where supporters will stand with paper bags over their heads and wear shirts that read, “I Bought Meat and a Slaughterhouse Worker Died From COVID-19” or “I Bought Meat and an Animal Was Killed for It.” Lively conversations are bound to ensue. Other demonstrators will offer shoppers a choice of two free shopping bags: a nice tote sporting the words “I Care About Animals and Workers. I Buy Vegan Foods” or a paper bag that states, “I Don’t Care About Animals or Workers. I Buy Meat.”
When: Sunday, July 26, 1 p.m.
Where: King Soopers, 1275 Eagle Dr. (near the intersection with 14th Street S.W.), Loveland
The group notes that confining and killing animals for food are linked to SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19—and a new strain of swine flu with “pandemic potential” is now spreading from pigs to humans in China.
“We’re giving shoppers food for thought in an interesting way,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA urges everyone to think before they choose a bag and to buy vegan foods that are delicious and healthy and that never caused a pandemic.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382