Giving up meat and dairy is the single most effective way a person can reduce their environmental impact, new research has found.
The meta-analysis, published in the journal Science, analyzed data from 750 studies, encompassing 40,000 farms in 119 countries.
The researchers found that while meat and dairy products provide 18 per cent of all calories and 37 per cent of all protein, its production uses 83 per cent of farmland and produces 60 per cent of the agriculture industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The Last Pig is a gentle film featuring a man during his last year of pig farming and reveals his thoughts and feelings as he realizes his growing conflict.
Note: there are NO graphic slaughterhouse scenes.
Some unfortunate news to report is that Lucie, the Founder and operator of RASTA Farm Sanctuary in Chemainus, is in serious condition after a surgery in Duncan that led to complications. She is passionate about veganism and a real champion for animals, especially those fortunate ones in her care. Lucie is very concerned about the farm and animals in her absence, and would be grateful for any financial help for the Sanctuary to cover the extra costs of the animal care while she is recovering. If you’d like to make a donation (any amount helps) to RASTA, you can do so by clicking the following link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/11752.
Our guest blogger Sigrid Bjarnason is an animal advocate and vegan living on Gabriola Island. Here, she describes why she made these important life choices and how she and her fellow “Vegeteers” work on behalf of animals.