In light of the recent Bunnings sausage sizzle scandal, PETA has written to the chain’s managing director to point out that the greatest danger lies with the sausages, not the onions. The group is urging the hardware chain to switch to vegan sausages and has offered to host a celebratory vegan sausage sizzle.
“Stray onions on the floor may cause the occasional slip, but it’s the sausage meat that poses the real danger,” the letter reads. “The World Health Organization has classified processed meat as a carcinogen in the same category as cigarettes. Researchers estimate that in 2020, 2.4 million people globally will die of causes associated with the consumption of red or processed meat, while the health-care costs for red meat–related illnesses will hit US$285 billion.”