Compassion in World Farming urges global meat, dairy reduction

The organisation believes it will drive down global temperatures
calendar icon 15 May 2022
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Compassion in World Farming submitted a petition to the UK government, calling on the Prime Minister to introduce policies that will reduce the quantity of meat and dairy consumed in order to help drive down rising global temperatures.

According to the group, over 53, 000 people signed the petition urging leaders of the top meat-eating countries and regions to implement change and shrink their country’s consumption of meat and dairy products, in order to reduce greenhouse gasses emitted by the livestock sector. As well as delivering the petition to the UK government, it has also been sent to the leaders of America, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, the EU, South Korea, China, South Africa and Japan.

“Our global leaders cannot continue to bury their heads in the sand,” said Sarah Moyes, senior campaigns manager at Compassion in World Farming. “Livestock emissions play a significant role in the current climate emergency, yet this has been virtually overlooked by world leaders.

“We must drastically reduce our total global meat and dairy consumption, so we’ve addressed our petition to leaders of top meat-consuming countries or regions," she added. "It’s critical these world leaders act to bring forward a meat and dairy reduction and support a shift to nature-friendly, higher welfare farming, as a matter of urgency."

“Factory farming is significantly contributing to one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time and leaders of those countries where meat consumption is particularly high, must play their part to ensure we meet the Paris Agreement targets," she concluded. "We must turn up the heat on world leaders to keep the global temperature down.”

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