Facts back vegans

April 2019

I believe publicity around animal activists staging protests in Melbourne and on farms and places of slaughter has positively promoted veganism, negative perceptions of wrongful protester actions notwithstanding. 
Irrespective of their tactics, the facts are that science backs veganism as the most effective action people can take to reduce environmental damage and address climate change. 
Methane emissions from grazing livestock are more harmful than carbon dioxide emissions from all the world’s transport combined, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Native habitat loss and deforestation caused by animal agriculture is a serious ecological problem. 
Australia as an affluent nation could become a world leader in sustainable plant agriculture, giving our environment a fighting chance and arresting dangerous climate change. 
Simone Hunter