Change is in the air—after years of pressure from PETA and PETA Germany supporters, Starbucks Germany is ending its vegan milk surcharge!
Compassionate coffee lovers across Germany can now enjoy a Starbucks drink that’s better for animals, the environment, and their own health without being charged extra for oat, almond, soy, or coconut milk. In 2022, Starbucks France and Starbucks U.K. also dropped the surcharge, and other stores in China, India, and elsewhere offer dairy-free options at no additional cost.
Even though Starbucks agrees that vegan milks are better for the planet—and has even admitted that dairy is the biggest contributor to its carbon footprint—it still charges up to 80 cents more to use vegan milk instead of cow’s milk at its U.S. stores and other locations around the world.
Customers shouldn’t be punished for making a compassionate choice, and if you’re lactose intolerant (as many folks are, especially people of color), you have to skip dairy to avoid getting sick.
Join PETA in taking action: Remind Starbucks that folks in the U.S. don’t want to pay extra to avoid a morning cup of cruelty.
Tell Starbucks that soy, oat, almond, and coconut milk shouldn’t cost a cent more than their dairy counterpart, which is cruel to cows, exacerbates the climate catastrophe, and is indigestible to many humans: