Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water and causes immense animal suffering. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the West’s high consumption of meat and dairy is fueling climate change and that cutting them from our diets could reduce our carbon footprint from food by two-thirds. It would also help conserve resources, reduce pollution, and prevent the loss of forests as well as the slaughter of billions of sentient beings. Watch the video below, then take PETA’s pledge to go vegan for a more sustainable future this Earth Day. Order a free vegan starter kit here.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind