Friday, July 14, 2017

PETA urges airlines to go vegan in India

Mumbai: In the wake of national carrier Air India’s recent decision to serve only vegetarian food to all classes on board their domestic flights, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to all Indian carriers to go meat-free in the domestic sector. Taking it a step further, the animal rights’ organisation has proposed shifting to a vegan diet i.e. a diet free of meat, eggs, dairy and all other animal derived foods. According to PETA, implementing this would help balance the airlines’ carbon footprint.

In a letter written Thursday morning to airlines such as Indigo, SpiceJet, Go Air, Air Asia, Vistara and Jet Airways, PETA said that a vegan diet would restrict green house gas emission which leads to climatic change. The organisation asked the airlines to follow in the footsteps of Air India and come up with vegetarian food only on their domestic sectors. PETA encouraged all these airlines to include a vegan diet on
board.

According to the letter, ‘The meat industry is the world’s largest biggest consumer of fresh water according to a 2015 report in the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. The meat industry on an average uses more than 250 trillion litre water per year, which means that it is more of a water pollutant than industrial sources.”
14/03/17 Asian Age

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