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August 14, 2019 - Independent

Eco campaigners plan mass civil disobedience to demand ministers lead vegan drive

Eco campaigners plan mass civil disobedience to demand ministers lead vegan drive
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Animal Rebellion members will use disruption to urge government to fight climate crisis by supporting switch away from meat and dairy production.

The group alongside with Extinction Rebellion is demanding that ministers end subsidies for producing meat and dairy, and to encourage farmers to switch to growing crops to drastically cut the UK’s emissions of damaging greenhouse gases. They also want the government to support the public in adopting plant-based diets to help the target of reaching a zero-carbon-producing society.

A Harvard study concluded that if the land in Britain currently used to grow feed for livestock was used instead for grains, beans, fruit, nuts and vegetables for humans, it would be the equivalent of saving nine years of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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