For immediate release:
April 21, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Huntington Beach, California. – Because Starbucks is pushing people to buy organic vegan milk and animal-friendly vegan milk on Earth Day (April 22). with additional payment for themPETA protesters walk into the chain’s Main Street store tomorrow with an extremely realistic calf stand inserted into a Starbucks cup guaranteed to stop shoppers.
When: Thursday 22 April 12:00
Where: Starbucks, 221 Main St. (at the intersection with Olive Avenue), Huntington Beach
“Starbucks is milking customers who care for the animals and the planet on Earth Day, all days, says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Beyond cow abuse, dairy farming is an ecological disaster with methane emissions and deforestation for pasture, so PETA is urging the company to celebrate this honestly by setting prices for vegan milk at or below the price of cow’s milk.”
Dairy farms are part of livestock production, a major cause of water pollution, ocean dead zones, species extinction and habitat destruction. By some estimates, it also produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire global transport sector.
Every person who goes vegan lowers their carbon footprint and saves the lives of nearly 200 animals each year. In the dairy industry, cows are artificially inseminated: workers insert a hand into the animal’s rectum and a metal rod into the vagina – and send them to slaughter when their bodies fail.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “the animals are not ours to eat” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority.
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