Nonprofit "Animal Agriculture and Climate Change" Launches Petition Calling on Environmental Influencers to Acknowledge Factory Farming's Impact
The petition will be presented before the UN Summit on Climate Change Monday, November 1st, 2021
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Agriculture and Climate Change, a Cape Town, South Africa-based nonprofit, has launched a global campaign and petition targeting influential environmental activists to publicly acknowledge that animal agriculture is the primary cause of climate change and support veganism as a solution to saving the planet.
Several prominent environmental activists and influencers continue to fail speaking out about the enormous negative impact animal agriculture has on our environment, despite a major report on climate change by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proving animal agriculture is fueling global warming, and a recent analysis published in Journal of Ecological Society revealing that animal agriculture is responsible for 87 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.
The petition, which has already garnered nearly 200,000 signatures at the time of writing, calls on eight climate change influencers with outstanding green credentials who have the potential to shift the conversation in the right direction within public discourse: Pope Francis, Prince William, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sir Richard Branson, Greta Thunberg, Leonardo Di Caprio, Naomi Klein, and Bill Nye.
While a few of the above activists have mentioned the impact animal agriculture has on climate change, such as Di Caprio and Thunberg, the nonprofit says they do not go far enough to consistently address the correlation.
"At a time when countries across the globe are battling the worst heat waves, wildfires and flooding seen to date, the world can't afford to wait for people to finally view climate change as a pressing crisis impacting our everyday lives," said Marda de Wet, Founder.
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