Resistance to change: People don’t respond to warnings by strangers, including scientists and governments. At times, leaders must make repeated calls for change, and sometimes they must use rules and penalties to force change. In many instances, the rules are deceptively designed to benefit for-profit corporations, but when the only discernable winners are the people and the Earth, leadership achieves its highest calling.
Wake Up World!
Way back in 2010 an article appeared in the Guardian newspaper to make a vegan heart rejoice. It’s headline was UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet. I even printed it out and carried it around in my bag, in the hope of waving it in the face of any unfortunate omnivore who might question my choices. In the passage of time, it crumbled to bits, adding to the “fur” in the bottom of my bag. During the last five years, the report itself may just as well have crumbled into dust, for all the notice it seems to have been paid.
But the facts and figures in it were both compelling and alarming:
- The global population is surging towards a predicted 9.1 billion by 2050
- As developing economies grow, their consumption of meat and dairy products increases
- Animal products cause more environmental damage than the production of…
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