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Cambridge professor says we have a ‘moral imperative’ to give up red meat to save the planet


A professor from the University of Cambridge says we have to give up red meat now as a ‘moral imperative’ to save the planet.


Professor Sir David King is a former British government chief scientist.


He is creating a “centre for climate” repair at the University.


Speaking to Sky News Professor King said:


“There is no question, we need to do it. It is our demand that drives farmers to have those livestock.
“The planet's population is still growing so if you are going to feed 11 billion, perhaps 12 billion people by the end of the century, with a growing middle class, we have got to change behaviour.
“They aspire to live the way we live. If we eat meat it is not setting the right example.”

According to Sky News, Professor King has given up beef but is still in the process of giving up eating lamb.


He is the latest in a long line of top scientists who have said we have to reduce our meat consumption to tackle climate change.


VGN currently has a petition to ban the production of beef in England.


You can sign it here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/251106