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Vegan diet the best way to fight climate change

Published 18/03/2016

TOMORROW, many of us will be turning off the lights for Earth Hour. While this will make for a nice romantic meal, if you truly want to combat climate change cross off meat, eggs and dairy foods from your shopping list.

Foods derived from animals require more resources and cause more greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based foods do.

Each year humans kill 60 billion land animals for food. All these animals produce massive amounts of waste, which releases powerful greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.

A person who follows a vegan lifestyle produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide than a meat-eater and uses 1/11th of the oil, 1/13th of the water and 1/18th of the land. So get into the kitchen and cook a vegan meal this Earth Hour. It's the best thing any of us can do for the environment as well as for animals.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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