Vegan Lasagne Is Here! PETA Helps Ryanair Take Animal-Friendly Dining to New Heights
In collaboration with PETA, Ryanair is taking vegan dining to new heights with the launch of a plant-based lasagne. The pasta dish – topped with vegan cheese – is available on all the airline’s European flights, and a full page of vegan drink and snack options accompanies the lasagne in the spring edition of its in-flight magazine.
PETA applauds the airline for making it easy for people to choose delicious, animal-friendly options. While the vegan revolution has taken restaurants and cafés by storm, aeroplane meals have generally remained a bit bleak for vegans, with options ranging from unavailable to uninspired.
To change this, we’ve been urging airlines to offer more vegan food, and the winds of change are coming! UK airline easyJet has two vegan mains – a Mezze Snack Box and a Falafel and Houmous Wrap – while Jet2 recently introduced its first in-flight vegan hot meal, a delicious penne arrabbiata.
Elsewhere in the world of travel, Virgin Trains is going above and beyond to provide vegan food on every service, serving up the delicious Vegan Breakfast Pot and the Vegan Chilli with Rice, among other dishes. P&O Ferries has a great plant-based offering, as does Irish Ferries, with options including customisable Asian noodle soups and stir-fries with a range of fresh veggies, beans, and tofu.
The demand for vegan options is going through the roof in 2019: the number of vegans in the UK has grown by a mammoth 550 per cent in the last two years – there are now over 3.5 million of us here. So it’s no surprise that the launch of Greggs’ vegan sausage roll resulted in increased sales for the business and that cafés, pubs, and restaurants are falling over themselves to meet the ever-increasing demand for plant-based options.
What’s Wrong With Meat and Dairy?
All animals reared for food suffer. The majority of them are confined in filthy conditions, never able to see daylight or feel fresh air.
The meat, fishing, egg, and dairy industries are a nightmare for animals, who are treated like commodities rather than sentient individuals who have the ability to feel pain, fear, and joy. Head to our website to learn more.
What You Can Do
When you ask, businesses answer. Last year, 20,000 of you urged Greggs to add a vegan sausage roll to its menu – and now, your local branch has this iconic option. Let’s use our power once again by asking KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, and other chains to offer vegan versions of popular dishes:
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