Love May Be in the Air, but Airline Can Take Its Customers to New Heights by Leaving Animals off the Menu
Taipei – After hearing that EVA Airways is launching “Love Is in the Air” flights to nowhere, PETA has made the airline a forward-thinking proposal: offer travel-hungry single flyers exclusively vegan meals to help their hearts and offset the flights’ carbon emissions.
In a letter to the airline’s president, PETA points out, “Offering vegan dining could prompt a connection with single lovebirds, not only with each other but also with the message that ditching meat and dairy is one of the most effective things anyone can do to reduce their carbon footprint.”
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 from food 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, going vegan “is far bigger than cutting down on your flights”.
“These flights may take romance to new heights, but serving vegan food would also shed some of EVA Airways’ environmental baggage,” says PETA Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “Vegan eating is taking off worldwide, and single flyers who are passionate about reducing their carbon footprint would happily get on board.”
PETA’s letter to EVA Airways is available upon request. The group – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.