When it comes to Taco Bell’s ingredients featuring less meat, PETA is thrilled they’re taking an “almost vegan” direction with their food.
The animal rights org came to the defense of the beleaguered fast-food chain after it was claimed that their “taco filling” contains only 35% meat.
“The other 65 percent is made up of oats, yeast, soybeans, corn starch, and various seasonings, all of which make the meat leaner and, dare we assume, less disgusting,” writes PETA’s Michelle Sherrow. “Since Taco Bell’s “beef” is already mostly vegan, why not go all the way? “One hundred percent cruelty-free” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?”
“There’s just no reason for continuing the senseless slaughter of earth’s first and most vital creatures,” writes another PETA exec. “And Taco Bell’s heroic step forward in refusing to use meat in its foods is commendable.”
Obviously, PETA’s comments are tongue-in-cheek since it’s fairly evident by the fast food chain’s response to the “reduced meat” claims that it’s less than thrilled to be perceived as “lacking” in the dead animal department. But hey, at least it might earn them a PETA Proggy at the end of the year.
Chin up, Taco Bell!