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As the trend toward veganism grows, the lines between health promotion, the animal-people rights movement, and climate activism are becoming increasingly blurred, creating a cooperative momentum toward a more sustainable and efficient food system. We begin with the United States. The United States, Where the World-first SOS Climate Change International Conference was Held. Organized by the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association, it took place on July 26, 2008, in California, USA, and was followed by a total of 27 climate-change conferences in 13 countries in the following two years. In 2021, the Berkeley City Council announced plans to decrease the city’s intake of animal-based products by 50% and replace them with plant-based options by 2024. Since February 2022, New York City’s public schools have started serving vegan meals once a week on Fridays. The most important advance for animal-people activism in 2022 may be the outcome of the Smithfield trial in Utah, United States. Going forward, the “right to rescue” may be the most promising strategy for revolutionary social change for animal-people. Let us now look at Europe. In a victory for the Plant-Based Universities (PBU) campaign, the union at the University of Stirling has committed to serving only plant-based food in campus outlets and phasing out all forms of animal-people products by 2025. The largest exporter of animal-person meat in the European Union, the Netherlands announced a radical €25 billion plan to drastically reduce the number of animal-people raised in intensive factories across the country in an attempt to meet environmental targets by 2030. Activism’s Victory in The United Nations The COP27 Climate Agreement on Food & Farming paved the way for the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, an ambitious plan adopted at the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) held in Montreal, Canada. Under the pact, around 190 nations, except the United States and the Vatican, agreed to conserve effectively at least 30% of the world’s land, inland waters, coastal areas, and oceans by 2030, with emphasis on some particular important areas.