Government must tell the truth by declaring animal agriculture and fishing to be leading causes of the climate and ecological emergency.
Government (and media) telling the truth about the climate and ecological emergency (CEE), must include telling the truth about the plant-based food system. Animal Rebellion recognises that one cannot speak about the CEE without openly talking about the impacts of animal agriculture and fishing on the planet, including but not limited to: deforestation, ocean dead-zones, biodiversity loss and air pollution.
Government must act now to transition to a plant-based food system in order to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
We are heading towards a climate catastrophe and will be facing social collapse, mass starvation and the death of billions of beings if the government does not act now and act decisively. We focus on what is necessary and that is reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2025. We recognise this cannot be done without a transition to a just and sustainable plant-based food system.
Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
This is an emergency. The issues are huge and complex, and the solutions needed are urgent. Political power in the UK is in the hands of a few elected politicians. Over the last 40 years, this system has proved incapable of making the long-term decisions needed to deal with the climate and ecological emergency. Politicians simply can’t see past the next election. Politicians are lobbied by huge corporate interests to protect certain industries, such as those of the animal farming and fishing industries. We need ordinary citizens to be presented with the facts of animal agriculture and fishing to make informed and unbiased choices, with the power to make legislative change.