This ‘Cow’ Will Show You How to ‘Decalf’ Your Starbucks

Published by Michelle Reynolds.

Some of us firmly believe that decaf coffee is an abomination. But decalf coffee? Well, what could be better? Drinking breast milk meant for calves is just plain weird.

A friendly PETA “cow” was outside a Minneapolis Starbucks today to help caffeine enthusiasts make their morning routine animal-friendly. She and a group of PETA members handed out free reusable coffee sleeves reading, “Decalf Your Coffee: Choose Soy, Almond, or Coconut Milk.”

Like all other mammals, cows only lactate when they’re pregnant or nursing. Dairy farms repeatedly impregnate them and then take their babies away so their milk can be sold. By swapping out cow’s milk for coconut, almond, or soy, you’ll help cows and calves and maybe even save calories.

Check out PETA’s guide to going vegan at Starbucks for some of our favorite full-caf combinations with no calf.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind