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'.
Were the petition successful, McDonald's would be contributing to an already rapid increase in accessibility of vegan options.
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 is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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