Salt Bae gets more backlash as hes slammed by animal rights organisation PETA

Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gökçe, a.k.a. Salt Bae has been getting quite a lot of backlash in the UK during the last few months since he opened pricey eatery Nusr-Et in London.

Many have been shocked by the extortionate prices of his food – from a £850 for a gold-coated steak to a £100 burger.

Others who have visited the lavish restaurant have also slammed the quality of the food, comparing the meat to that you get in a kebab shop.

And now Salt Bae has also been criticised by animal rights organisation PETA.

The organisation wants people to stop celebrating the restauranteur's meaty menus and carcass content.

Dawn Carr, director of vegan corporate projects at PETA, told LADbible that Gökçe's 'extortionate' prices can't distract from what he serves up to visitors.

She said: "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.

"Even the extortionate prices can't distract from the reality of what – or rather who – is on his menus."

She added: "Cows don’t want to die for our meals, and raising animals to eat them is an environmental disaster.

"The most exquisite restaurants, state-of-the-art Michelin-starred chefs, and sophisticated consumers know that when it comes to animals, human health, and the future of the planet, decadent vegan foods – of which there are plenty – are always the finest choice."

Animals aside, Dawn also points out that there's the health of the planet to think about too.

Latest figures from the United Nations show that almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and other related land use – which contributes to global warming.

With this in mind, 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 the environment and ourselves.

He told the BBC: "We live on a planet where nature is being squeezed out.

"Half of all habitable land is used for agriculture, and three-quarters of that land is used to feed and raise livestock.

"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."

Daily Star has contacted Salt Bae for comment.

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