GoVegan Castle? Landmark challenged to drop animal products

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PETA calls on Dunvegan Castle to become ‘bucket list’ destination for vegans

9th August 2016 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

A charity has challenged Dunvegan Castle to become the world’s first vegan castle – and rename itself GoVegan.

In a letter to owner Hugh Magnus MacLeod, animal charity PETA said the change would tap into a growing interest in veganism and mark the castle as a bucket list destination for vegan tourists.

The Skye landmark could offer visitors a range of vegan products including ice cream, haggis and oat milk porridge, the charity said.

PETA has even designed a new logo for the castle to use, if it accepts the challenge. 

Dawn Carr, PETA’s special projects manager, said: "By offering vegan food at its cafe and famous ice-cream trike, GoVegan Castle would make a name for itself as a progressive international holiday destination.

“PETA stands ready to help Scotland's oldest continually occupied castle become a one-of-a-kind steward for animals, the environment, and human health."

By offering vegan food at its cafe and famous ice-cream trike, GoVegan Castle would make a name for itself as a progressive international holiday destination

According to the charity, interest in veganism is at an all-time high in Scotland with requests for PETA's free vegan starter kit up by 223%.

Recent research also showed one in five 16 to 24 year olds in the UK has embraced plant-based eating.

Carr highlighted the benefits of a diet free from meat and dairy, saying: “Vegans are less likely than meat-eaters to suffer from heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.

“Vegan meals are greener, too, as animal agriculture is a leading contributor of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

“What's more, every person who goes vegan saves up to 100 animals every year from daily suffering and a terrifying death in the meat, egg, and dairy industries.”

Dunvegan Castle has been approached for comment.