Protesters with the animal rights group PETA literally stood their ground in front of a Nashville Starbucks on Thursday. When the police came, the protesters found themselves in a bit of a sticky situation.
Whether they’re yelling at normal people for eating a burger or smearing menstrual blood on themselves to protest a ham sandwich, vegans are always thinking up new ways to make meaty asses of themselves.
The trend that took off last summer as protesters flocked themselves to Starbucks venues, has taken its next step.
But the next step pushed the protesters into blocks of concrete, with banners blocking the entrance to the Nashville Starbucks by anchoring themselves.
A bunch of them decided that the only way to get their way at Starbucks was to encase themselves in concrete. As stupid as that sounds, the visual is even funnier. The grass-eaters placed themselves in front of the entrances as roadblocks. I guess it prevented coffee drinkers from getting their caffeine fix. Eight cop cars were needed to cordon off the crime scene.
I don’t get it. Either pick them up with forklifts and drop them into a pond or just push them over like an urban cow-tip. The irony.
There’s also a high probability that these Nashville vegans are unaware of wet cement chemistry. I hope they collectively neglected to consider what elements makeup blocks of concrete before they become blocks. Lime and portland cement kinda burns.
Counter-protesters reportedly showed up, with one telling the outlet, “Listen, there’s nothing better than regular milk…At the end of the day, people are going to drink milk, people are going to eat milk, and there’s nothing they can do about it.”
Tricia Lebkuecher, of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), told WSMV, “Starbucks claims they are about sustainability.”
“Yet, it still charges customers up to 90 cents extra for non-dairy milks,” she continued. “And by Starbucks’ report, their use of dairy is their largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.”
Starbucks said in a statement:
“We respect our customers’ rights to respectfully voice their opinions so long as it does not disrupt our store operations. In regards to alternative miles; customers can customize any beverage on the menu with a non-dairy milk, including soymilk, coconutmilk, almondmilk, and oatmilk for an additional cost (similar to other beverage customizations such as an additional espresso shot or syrup).”
“Pricing varies market by market. Adding a splash of any alt-milk to Brewed Coffee, Iced Coffee, Cold Brew and Americano beverages is offered free of charge,” it added.