Don’t let him down, Starbucks.
Sir Paul McCartney, 79, simply realized that the espresso chain is up-charging Americans for plant-based milks, together with soy, oat and almond — and the Beatle simply can’t let it’s.
So, McCartney — who owns a number of houses within the US — is asking out CEO Kevin Johnson of the Seattle-based company in an open letter he penned with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
“My friends at PETA are campaigning for this,” McCartney wrote within the letter, first published on Billboard.com. “I sincerely hope that for the future of the planet and animal welfare you are able to implement this policy.”
Johnson is reportedly as a result of retire on April 4, compelling McCartney to make his eleventh-hour plea.
“It recently came to my attention that Starbucks in the USA has an extra charge for plant-based milks as opposed to cow’s milk,” the Wings frontman started within the observe.
“I must say this surprised me,” he continued, including that Starbucks shops within the UK would not have a surcharge on milk alternate options. “I would like to politely request that you consider this policy also in Starbucks USA.”
The Post has requested Starbucks to share its response to the letter.
McCartney and Co. have lengthy been identified for their environmental and animal activism. The legendary songwriter has been outspoken about his vegetarian life-style because the Seventies, alongside together with his first spouse, the late Linda McCartney — to whom he vowed to proceed preventing for animals within the wake of her dying.
In 2010, McCartney narrated a campaign video for the animal rights group known as Glass Walls, which goals to disclose the merciless situations that livestock endure on the farm and in slaughterhouses. Meanwhile, their daughter, Stella, went on to pioneer the eco-fashion subject and has labored with PETA on a number of anti-fur advertisements.
More lately, McCartney urged world leaders on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference to undertake the Plant-Based Treaty into the Paris Agreement, which might see their international locations transfer away from meals industries supported by animals.
Eliminating dairy milk alone from our weight loss program would offset the large quantity of pure resources required to supply it when in comparison with plant-based milks — 10 instances as a lot land and two to twenty instances as a lot contemporary water — whereas lowering its one-quarter share or extra of the carbon footprint, according to the University of Oxford’s Global Change Data Lab.