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An entire latte love is heading to Stumptown Espresso Roasters—PETA is giving the espresso chain, based mostly in Portland, Oregon, a Compassionate Espresso Chain Award for its choice to make oat milk the default choice! This can be a large transfer that helps forestall new child calves from being torn away from their moms within the dairy trade, a high producer of greenhouse gases. Stumptown additionally belongs to a rising listing of companies that don’t cost further for vegan milks, in contrast to Starbucks, which nonetheless fees its clients further for selecting the compassionate choice.
Extra individuals than ever are selecting plant-based milks, and dairy milk consumption declined by 40% over the past 50 years. Stumptown mentioned it made the swap to oat milk as its default choice due to oat milk’s creamy deliciousness, rising buyer demand for it, and its smaller affect on the local weather.
Whereas Stumptown, Blue Bottle Espresso, Panera Bread, Pret A Manger, Noah’s New York Bagels, Philz Espresso, and different chains supply dairy-free milk at no further cost, Starbucks fees extra, regardless of agreeing that vegan milks are higher for the planet than dairy milk. PETA, together with greater than 140,000 supporters, has been calling on Starbucks to finish the value hike on vegan milks.
We hope Starbucks follows Stumptown’s instance and ends the upcharge. Till then, preserve the strain on Starbucks by taking motion right now: