For Immediate Release:
June 7, 2021
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. – Teachers and students who’ve been through a rough year received a welcome treat when TeachKind—PETA’s humane education division—made a special delivery of delicious nondairy nice cream to Norview Elementary School this morning. The vegan snack arrived a week into “Dairy Month,” which TeachKind hopes to counteract with healthy, kind, and environmentally friendly options.
Photos of the giveaway are available here.
“Drinking milk intended for calves is as strange and unnecessary as drinking milk meant for puppies,” says PETA Senior Director of Youth Programs Marta Holmberg. “With TeachKind’s vegan ice cream delivery, students can enjoy creamy, comforting sweets and let baby animals stay with their mothers—a win-win situation.”
Cows used for dairy are artificially inseminated, and their calves are taken from them shortly after birth so that their milk can be sold and consumed by humans instead. Mother cows and their young are all eventually slaughtered for food. Each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals every year; reduces their risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity; and dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint.
TeachKind—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit TeachKind.org or follow the group on Instagram or Facebook.