PETA Seeks a Vegan ‘Coronation Street’

PETA Seeks a Vegan ‘Coronation Street’

Group Asks Iconic Soap to Spare Animals, Protect the Planet, and Help Prevent Future Pandemics by Switching to All-Vegan Meals

London – As World Vegan Month (November) is underway – and Coronation Street prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary in December – PETA sent a letter today to ITV Series Producer Iain MacLeod encouraging him to celebrate both occasions by making all the meals on the show vegan.

“Serving vegan meat, milk, cheese, and more at the Rovers Return and Roy’s Rolls would put Corrie in good company: EastEnders will soon serve meat-free meals at the Queen Vic and Kathy’s, on the advice of the show’s new eco-consultant,” writes PETA Director Elisa Allen.

The letter goes on to point out that raising and killing animals for food contributes to deforestation, water shortages, air pollution, and other environmental problems, while eating vegan can reduce food-related carbon emissions by up to 73%. “Don’t tell Jack and Vera, but vegan foods and Corrie would make the best match we’ve ever seen on TV!” writes Allen. “Since Corrie has always been a tastemaker, who better to guide us towards a climate-friendly future?”

PETA also notes that bird flu, swine flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food. “Any time animals are crammed together in filthy, stressful conditions, deadly pathogens can emerge and spread,” Allen writes. “It’s time to say, ‘Ta-ra, chuck,’ to unhygienic factory farms for everyone’s sake – especially the sentient animals who endure a lifetime of misery and a painful death for a fry-up.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a free vegan starter kit on its website.

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