For immediate release:
June 24, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Boulder, Colorado. – Because Starbucks agrees that animal-safe vegan milk is better for the planet. but still charges extra for themUniversity of Colorado Boulder students who participate in the Students Against Racism (SOS) program will take a Starbucks store on Saturday. SOS is a PETA-backed, youth-led rebellion against the archaic notion that all other animals are inferior to humans and can be used at will.
When: Saturday, June 26, 13-15 hours.
Where: Starbucks, 1352 College Ave., Boulder
“From cow abuse to methane emissions and deforestation, dairy products are hard to swallow, and so are Starbucks vegan co-payments,” says PETA SOS director Rachel Owen. “Young people will not stand aside and let Starbucks milk customers who care about animals and the planet. “
Dairy farms are part of livestock production, a major cause of water pollution, ocean dead zones, species extinction and habitat destruction. By some estimates, the industry also produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire global transport sector.
Every person who goes vegan significantly reduces their carbon footprint and saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year. Cows in the dairy industry are forcibly fertilized: workers insert their hand into the animal’s rectum and a metal rod into the vagina. They are sent to the slaughterhouse when their bodies wear out.
PETA’s motto, in particular, is that “the animals are not ours to eat or otherwise abuse.” For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…