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A petition started
by Care2 to add the plant-based Impossible Burger to menus at US McDonald’s
restaurants has surpassed 30,000 signatures.

Petition

The petition webpage says that by adding a vegan option, McDonald’s would not only be ‘helping
the environment but helping to save a life’.

Care2 goes
beyond ethics, also arguing that fast-food giants ‘are taking notice of the
rise of vegan and vegetarianism and it is helping them make big bucks’.

Growing
trend

Were the
petition successful, McDonald’s would be contributing to an already rapid
increase in accessibility of vegan options.

A number of
US Chains, including White Castle, Shake Shack, TGI Fridays, and Red Robin,
have already hopped on the vegan bandwagon.

McVegan

While
McDonald’s has a vegan burger option in select countries already, there hasn’t
been a permanent menu item added in North America.

In light of
this, Care2 makes a final plea on the petition website.

It reads: “American
animals and people deserve to have a cruelty-free option in McDonald’s stores
too.

“That’s why
Care2 is calling on McDonald’s to bring their vegan burger to the U.S.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious...