A new plan from Logan International Airport to curb the facility’s carbon emissions already has a ringing endorsement from PETA—as long as airport officials take the most effective step toward their goal: switching airport menus to all-vegan fare. PETA’s letter, sent today to Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Thomas Glynn, points out that according to the United Nations, a global shift toward a vegan diet is vital in combating the worst effects of climate change.
“Airport officials are taking an important step for the future of the planet, so PETA is asking them to consider serving only those foods that require a fraction of the resources that animal agriculture uses,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is standing by with chefs, nutritionists, and restaurateurs to help Logan set the stage for other airports by becoming the first to make this vital, lifesaving change.”
In its letter, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—points out that the Worldwatch Institute estimates that animal agriculture is responsible for 51 percent of human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions and the University of Chicago determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in countering climate change than switching from a standard American car to a hybrid.