Vegan charity Viva! say go “Vegan Now” to tackle the climate catastrophe
Vegan charity Viva! has launched a new campaign urging people to go vegan to tackle climate change.
“Vegan Now” looks to promote the message that meat and dairy are huge contributors to environmental issues.
Speaking at the launch event at Labour Party Conference in Brighton, Viva! founder Juliet Gellatley said:
“We're in the midst of an environmental emergency—meat, fish and dairy are prime causes.
“We all know that we've got a climate emergency and have been given just 12-20 years to tackle global warming before it becomes unstoppable—devastating our planet.
“It's true that time is running out but it's also true that there is still time to change things.
“The single most powerful thing that we can do as individuals is to choose Vegan Now.”
Also at the conference in Brighton were Labour MP Kerry McCarthy, Oxford University researcher Joseph Poore, Dr Josh Cullimore and Tony Wardle, Viva! associate director.
There was also a video message from high-profile barrister Michael Mansfield QC, who called for ecocide to become a crime against humanity.
“We know that the top 3,000 companies in the world are responsible for more than £1.5tn worth of damage to the environment with meat and dairy production high on the list. We know that because the UN has told us so.
“It is time for a new law on ecocide to go alongside genocide and the other crimes against humanity.”