US city endeavors to phaseout all animal product purchases to address climate change. The City Council ofBerkeley in California, USA, recently passed a resolution setting a goal toreduce the quantity of animal-based products the city purchases by half by2024. Thus, Berkeley will begin serving vegan food at locations and eventsmanaged by the city, such as summer camps, senior centers, and the BerkeleyCity Jail.The measure further states the city “adopts an eventual goal of a100% shift” to serving “plant-based food products.” The resolution, authored byBerkeley City Mayor, the Honorable Jesse Arreguín and Councilmember, theHonorable Sophie Hahn, comes from the efforts of a coalition of animal rightsand human advocacy groups.Mayor Arreguín commented on the resolution, saying:“This is a very important step for the city to take as part of our broaderclimate efforts, as well as…promoting the humane treatment of animals…”Berkeley is the first city council in the US to move towards a completely plant-basedfood purchasing program. Our tremendous appreciation, city of Berkeley and allorganizations involved, for this momentous decision. May your courageousexample be followed by all cities and countries around the world to soonrealize a vegan world for everyone, in Heaven’s delight.
2021-09-03 336 megtekintés
Major international newschannel airs story about meat and the environment. In a segment called “HowMeat Is Making the Planet Sick,” CNN’s award-winning journalist Fareed Zakaria,interviewed The New York Times columnist Ezra Klein, who is a vegan, about the“tremendous consequences” of meat on human health, the climate, and animalcruelty.The journalists discussed the facts that animal raising causes massdeforestation, displaced wildlife and global warming, while also increasing therisk of pandemics and antibiotic resistance. Mr. Klein said, “There is a lot ofanimal suffering here but stacked on top of that is actually a lot of humansuffering, too.” Mr. Zakaria said he himself is actively reducing his meatintake, as Mr. Klein also recommended the acceleration of plant-based meatdevelopment.Thank you, CNN, Fareed Zakaria and Ezra Klein, for this muchneeded discussion on the most urgent topic. In Heaven’s support, may all mediamembers inform citizens to make the wise switch to the vegan diet.
2021-07-21 257 megtekintés
Anew study found that air pollution from meat, dairy and egg production causesapproximately 12,700 premature deaths in the United States annually. Of theestimated mortality, 5,800 or 46% is attributable to the production of beef anddairy, while the pork, chicken and egg industries caused an estimated 3,300,1,300 and 600 deaths, respectively.The study, led by Nina Domingo, a PhDgraduate student at the University of Minnesota in the United States,highlighted that harmful fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) pollution could comefrom tillage, animal livestock dust, field burning, or tractors’ exhaust, aswell as fertilizer and animal waste.The study states that a significant 83% ofair-quality-related deaths could be prevented by adopting a vegan diet. Ourgratitude for this important study, Nina Domingo and all scientists involved.For the well-being of all, may humanity urgently embrace the life-sustainingplant-based diet, in God’s brilliance.
2021-06-21 200 megtekintés
Turkey passes new animalrights law. Acknowledging animals asliving beings rather than commodities, the new Turkish legislationsubstantially increases the punishment for those who inflict harm, torture ordeath on animals. The individual found guilty of such crimes will face a prisonsentence from six months to four years, while caregivers found intentionallyabandoning their animal companions are subject to a fine of up to theequivalent of US$230.Additionally, police will be allowed to form animalprotection squads to respond to incidents of abuse as well as cock- anddog-fighting. In 2019, the Turkish parliament formed an Animal RightsLegislative Commission that has helped to develop the updated law. Turkey is aShining World Leadership Award for Compassion recipient, and a laureate of fiveShining World Leadership Awards for Compassion and Shining World LeadershipAwards for Protection and Good Governance.We applaud your ruling, Turkey. Maylife-protecting measures be adopted and − most importantly − implemented across the world, so that our humanrace can finally be called humane, in Allah’s approval.
2021-08-14 524 megtekintés