PETA Asia Calls For Vegan Meals on Singapore Airlines’ ‘Flights to Nowhere’ to Help Offset Carbon Emissions

Flights May Be Going Nowhere Fast, but the Airline Can Take Its Meals Into the Future by Taking Animals off the Menu

For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2020

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Singapore – After hearing that Singapore Airlines plans to launch “flights to nowhere,” PETA Asia has made the airline a forward-thinking proposal: Offer travel-hungry customers exclusively vegan meals to help offset the flights’ carbon emissions.

In a letter to the airline’s CEO, PETA Asia states, “Since your airline is committed to exploring opportunities for staff and customers to get involved in environmental protection, serving exclusively vegan meals to flyers on ‘flights to nowhere’ is an opportunity to advance your proactive policies.”

According to the United Nations, a global shift toward vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change, and research shows that widespread adoption of the change could cut global greenhouse-gas emissions from food by 70% by 2050.

By some estimates, animal agriculture is responsible for more of the world’s greenhouse-gas emissions than transportation is. A lead researcher from the University of Oxford also noted that, with regard to reducing your environmental footprint, the impact of going vegan “is far bigger than cutting down on your flights.”

“These flights may be going nowhere fast, but serving vegan food would elevate Singapore Airlines’ meals to new heights while shedding some of its environmental baggage,” says PETA Asia Senior Vice President Jason Baker. “Vegan eating is taking off worldwide, and as passengers are increasingly looking to shrink their carbon footprint, Singapore Airlines should waste no time in getting on board.”

PETA Asia’s letter to Singapore Airlines is available upon request. The group—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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