Flights May Be Going Nowhere Fast, but Airline Can Take Its Meals Into the Future by Taking Animals off the Menu
Singapore – After hearing that Singapore Airlines plans to launch “flights to nowhere”, PETA has made the airline a forward-thinking proposal: offer travel-hungry customers exclusively vegan meals to help offset the flights’ carbon emissions.
In a letter to the airline’s CEO, PETA states, “Since your airline is committed to exploring opportunities for staff and customers to get involved in environmental protection, serving exclusively vegan meals to flyers on ‘flights to nowhere’ is an opportunity to advance your proactive policies.”
According to the United Nations, a global shift towards vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change, and research shows that widespread adoption of vegan eating could cut global greenhouse-gas emissions by 70% by 2050.
Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than is transportation worldwide, and a lead researcher from the University of Oxford also noted that, in terms of reducing one’s environmental impact on the planet, the impact of going vegan “is far bigger than cutting down on your flights”.
“These flights may be going nowhere fast, but serving vegan food would elevate Singapore Airlines’ meals to new heights while shedding some of its environmental baggage,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “Vegan eating is taking off worldwide, and as passengers are increasingly looking to shrink their carbon footprint, Singapore Airlines should waste no time in getting on board.”
PETA’s letter to Singapore Airlines is available upon request. The group – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.