World leaders have been urged to take meaningful climate action by reducing global meat and dairy production. A petition that garnered more than 53,000 signatures was submitted to various higher-ups last week (May 5), reaching the leaders of America, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, and the UK. Animal protection organization Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), which distributed the petition, said the matter is one of increasing urgency. “Our global leaders cannot continue to bury their heads in the sand,” said Sarah Moyes, senior campaigns manager at CIWF. “Livestock emissions play a significant role in the current climate emergency, yet this has been virtually overlooked by world leaders.” (plantbasednews.org)
"They are not objects, or supermarket stock, or breakfast, or a coat, or a new pair of shoes. They are individuals.They are no different to the dog you walked past on the street who made you smile, and no different to the cat who you loved growing up.They are no different. And when it comes down to their desire to live, and their desire to be free from pain, they are no different to you or I."
- Earthling Ed