Written by PETA
If you're one of
those people who need a deadline to take action, here's one for you: five years.
That's how long analysts with the International Energy Agency
give the world's governments to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and reverse climate change
"before it's too late." Governments have their role, but there's an
important lifestyle change that every individual can make to ensure that our
planet doesn't become a giant sauna: Go vegan.
A plant-based diet
is not only healthier for
but also better for the entire planet. Consider the following statistics:
raising animals for food in the U.S. alone produces 89,000 pounds of waste per second. Much of that untreated waste
ends up polluting our land
There's no time to
delay switching to a healthy, vegan diet. Check out PETA's vegetarian/vegan starter kit,
and share it with friends and family. On behalf of everyone who's become rather
fond of Earth's
inhabitable qualities, thank you.
by Heather Faraid Drennan
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