We Demand Vegan Options!

We Demand Vegan Options!

    1. Amanda Riley
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Riley

      Lincoln Park, NJ

National touring music festival Warped Tour is currently hosted mainly by venues that offer no vegan meal options. Instead, they offer hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and cheese pizza. Attendees are not allowed to bring in more than a small snack and there is no reentry, so for vegans, this means they may not have a meal for up to 10 hours.

According to surveys by the Vegetarian Resource Group (see sources below), about 1% of the population, and 2% of young people under 18, is vegan – that is 1 out of every 50 youths, which really adds up on a tour attended by tens of thousands of people. These numbers are probably even higher at Warped Tour, which features 3-4 nonprofit organizations and a host of different musicians who advocate a vegan diet. Even many people who are not strict vegetarians opt for veggie burgers when available because they are much healthier than meat, not to mention less cruel to animals.

Veggie dogs and burgers are widely available, and it is also easy to replace cheese pizzas with veggie ones (though vegan cheeses are also widely available). We are calling on the venues that host Warped Tour to start offering vegan options!

Sources: http://www.vrg.org/press/youth_poll_2010.php
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2012/05/18/how-often-do-americans-eat-vegetarian-meals-and-how-many-adults-in-the-u-s-are-vegetarian/

[Source and figure for adults have been updated from a previous version of this petition]

NOTE: If you were at Warped Tour this year or you're likely to go in future years, please state the most likely venue in your comments. Thank you!

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We Demand Vegan Options!

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    • Lindsey Randall TULSA, OK
      • 5 months ago

      Vegans need to eat too!

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    • Stephanie Czapla MIAMI, FL
      • 5 months ago

      If the festival cannot book at venues that serve vegan/vegetarian options, at least bring a sponsor/organization like Gardein on tour to at least serve samples of their food.

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    • Mikaela DeMotto ELKINS, WV
      • 7 months ago

      I am currently trying to become vegan and I'll be attending Warped Tour this year. It would be nice to have vegan food options.

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    • Kelly McEwan BLOOMSBURY, NJ
      • 8 months ago

      I love Warped tour. Last year was my first year going and while waiting in line, I received several flyers regarding cruelty to animals, band members that were vegan and other reasons why becoming vegan was important. I was shocked to see that there were no vegan options at the snack bar. If they are going to promote veganism, they need to support it just as much.

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    • Sofia Jorge ORLANDO, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm going to be going to Warped next year and I deserve to eat like everyone else. We should be able to eat at warped like the omnivores. The vegan diet is supported by so many bands. Hell, there's even a PETA tent at warped! Warped should be supporting it as well!

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