“We’re demanding that Starbucks end the vegan milk upcharge because it’s better for humans, other animals, and the Earth!” said volunteers from the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Activism for different causes can sometimes demand greater sacrifice on the part of advocates. However, this can sometimes reach extreme situations that can even put people’s integrity at risk.
One such case seems to have occurred at a Starbucks coffee shop in the United States, where activists from the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) decided to glue themselves to the counter, protesting that vegan milk shouldn’t have a surcharge on its price compared to cow’s milk.
As can be seen in a series of posts on their social networks, PETA volunteers, who advocate veganism to end animal abuse in every way, wouldn’t leave a Starbucks shop until their demand was heard. They feel it is unfair that vegans have to pay more for the same coffee except that it doesn’t harm any living thing.
“We’re demanding that Starbucks end the vegan milk upcharge because it’s better for humans, other animals, and the Earth,” PETA wrote in a post on its Twitter account, with photos of this protest.
“We’re not going anywhere, Starbucks. We are literally super glued to your counter,” they added.
According to Fox 13, the Seattle-based company removed the surcharge on vegan milk in the UK, but this decision hasn’t been replicated in other countries, so vegan activists are demanding fair and equal treatment. PETA has even called out Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
“Hey Howard Schultz, have we got your attention? Take a note from the activists at your counter and stick to your values! Lower the surcharge for vegan milk at Starbucks if you really care about the environment,” the organization wrote in another tweet.