PETA Credits Okja For Surge In ‘Vegan’ Google Searches


According to animal rights group PETA, the current surge in ‘vegan’ Google searches is a result of the film Okja.

Okja tells the story of a ‘superpig’ who has been genetically modified to feed as many people as possible.

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Okja is taken from its companion, Mila, at which point an adventure to get her back commences, uncovering the truth and horror behind animal agriculture.

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Many have since claimed the film inspired them to go vegan.

The 6 weeks following the film’s launch in May, saw Google search trends rise by 65 percent for the term ‘vegan’.

PETA’s Vice President Colleen O’Brien told VegNews: “In July alone, PETA received more than 21,000 requests for our vegan starter kits—double the number of an average month.

“These powerful films are creating a new generation of vegans, one screening at a time.”

While Okja is to thank for the surge, the documentary What The Health was also launched on Netflix in June, adding to the popularity an interest in veganism.


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