By Susan Hargreaves, Author & Founder of AnimalHeroKids.org
Here we are standing on a clifftop precipice between the disastrous effects of the climate crisis and a global pandemic caused by mistreating millions….billions of animals who live in miserable, unhealthy and overcrowded conditions.
Animal agriculture contributes more to global warming than all the cars on the planet, and is the second leading cause of global warming behind industrial pollution. Eating animals is an inefficient use of the earths’ dwindling resources as it takes sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat, this translates to being able to feed far more people on a plant based diet than a meat centered diet.
Each vegan saves 401,766 gallons of water, 10,597 square feet of forest, 7,436 pounds of CO2, 16, 436 pounds of grain and 365 animals annually.
Major infectious outbreaks linked to industrial animal based agriculture are Bovine Tuberculosis, Q Fever, Mad Cow Disease, H5N1 Bird Flu, Nipah Virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-SARS, H7N7 Bird Flu, H1N1 Swine Flu, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome -MERS, COVID-1
Where’s the Vegan Meat?
The group of seven leaders meeting to discuss climate crisis and pandemics at the G7 are eating barbecues steaks, fish, lobsters. They have missed the memo from the earth and the other animals and the pandemic disaster. In the words of vegan animal hero teen and climate activist Greta “Our house is on fire” and the G7 leaders are attempting douse the flames with the flammable fuel that is killing us, the planet and other animals.
We are in the midst of a revolutionary plant based meat product explosion, Beyond Meats, Impossible Foods, Gardein, Tofurky, VFC and more are just a segment of the rapidly growing billion dollar vegan product industry. How are these world leaders missing it on such an epic scale?
It is our responsibility, each one of the people who care to research and buy truly sustainable and kind fare we need to now, more than ever, vote with our consumer dollar. The choice is vegan. The answer is vegan. The solution is vegan.