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Turkish Chef Salt Bae Bashed By Animal Rights Organisation PETA


The 38-year-old chef, whose real name is Nusret Gökçe, became a meme due to his distinctive seasoning method back in 2017.



Now, Nusret owns a global chain of luxury steakhouses, known for their impressive cuts of meat, extravagant presentation, and eye-wateringly expensive dishes.



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Cashing in on his viral fame, Salt Bae amassed over 40 million followers on Instagram, where he boasts his glitzy lifestyle.



However, animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) thinks it’s about time to stop celebrating his meaty menus. Dawn Carr, director of vegan corporate projects at PETA, told LADbible that Gökçe’s ‘extortionate’ prices cannot distract from the reality of what he serves…



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Perhaps news that top chef Marco Pierre White will soon be serving vegan steaks in his restaurants will strike a match under Nusret Gökçe and inspire him to sprinkle some compassion onto his dishes.’, she continued.



Even the extortionate prices can’t distract from the reality of what – or rather who – is on his menus. Cows don’t want to die for our meals, and raising animals to eat them is an environmental disaster.’



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As Dawn points out, besides the ethical considerations of eating meat, there’s also the health of the planet to factor into our choices. Almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and other related land use – according to the United Nations.



This contributes to global warming, which undeniably leads to several problems. Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at the World Wildlife Fund, thinks we need to start eating less meat and more plants – for the sake of animals, the Earth, and ourselves.



To feed a growing world population, it’s far more efficient to use land to produce crops that people can consume directly, and to have a fair global approach ensuring that parts of the world with diets high in meat and dairy shift towards more plant-based foods.’, he added.


Salt Bae has not yet commented on the matter.