For Immediate Release:
22 August 2018
Group Announces Australia and New Zealand’s Best Locally Produced Plant Milks on World Plant Milk Day
Perth – Today, on World Plant Milk Day, PETA has announced its list of Australia and New Zealand’s Top Three Locally Produced Non-Dairy Milks, and Perth-based Refresh Juice + Cleanse has nabbed a spot for its delicious fresh hemp milk. The company’s owner has worked as the “chef on tour” for vegan and vegetarian musicians such as Prince and Paul McCartney.
“This delectable hemp milk delivers huge flavour with zero cruelty,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “The dairy industry causes cows extreme suffering and also damages the environment, but no one has to give up their morning latte in order to protect animals and the planet. Plant-based milk producers such as Refresh Juice + Cleanse make it easy to enjoy a satisfying hot drink while ditching dirty dairy ‘products’.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that cows are smart, social, sensitive animals who love their families and value their own lives. On dairy farms, they’re repeatedly artificially inseminated, and their calves are torn away from them shortly after birth so that humans can drink the milk intended for their babies. When their milk production wanes, they’re sent to the abattoir, where they’re shackled upside down and their throats are slit – sometimes while they’re still conscious.
Every person who goes vegan not only spares nearly 200 animals a year profound misery and a terrifying death but also reduces his or her risk of suffering from heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, and numerous other ailments. And a report from the United Nations found that a global switch to vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
Rounding out PETA’s list are Byron Bay’s Brokenhead Company for its organic coconut milk and Auckland’s Mylk Boys for its cold-pressed almond milk.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.