Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Vegetarians on Mars

Viva!life Issue: 
Issue 52 | Spring 2013
By Tony Wardle

PayPal co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is planning one day to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars – and they will all be vegetarian.

PayPal co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is planning one day to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars – and they will all be vegetarian. Musk is no stranger to space and supplies the International Space Station for NASA with his company’s own Falcon 9 rocket. Musk estimates the cost at $500,000 per person: “The ticket price needs to be low enough that most people in advanced countries can make the trip,” he says. I won’t be losing many friends, then! I don’t want to sound churlish, but wouldn’t it be a good idea to solve the attitudes and problems on Earth before exporting them into space? I presume you can pay via PayPal