9th May 2020

🌎🌱 Animal Rights & Climate Change: A Statement from the National Animal Rights Association 🌱🌎

Increasingly in Ireland, and rightly so, there are many groups and political parties campaigning very hard to tackle climate change – including ourselves.

However, whenever we watch or listen to debates or proposals regarding agriculture, we constantly hear words like “reduction” and “transition” when referencing a lengthy change from animal agriculture, to non-animal agriculture. There is also frequent talk of supporting small-scale animal farmers in terms of helping them take their profits back from the “beef barons”.

We find this frustrating, disappointing and offensive.

Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change. We all know this, and have known it for a long time. But why are the actual animals, and the huge ethical issues of using, abusing and consuming animals never factored in to the discussion – or even mentioned?

Why is everyone so afraid of offending animal farmers, when there are already countless crop farming or renewable energy opportunities in this country, that so many farmers are already availing of? Breeding, using, and killing animals is not the only option for land use in Ireland – nor should it be considered one.

An argument to save the planet, while ignoring the plight of billions of sentient creatures who suffer and die at our hands every year, simply lacks substance and authenticity. A fight to save the planet should include all of the Earth’s inhabitants, not just humans.

We need everyone to stop ignoring what animal agriculture is: animal abuse, and murder. It’s not kind, it’s not normal, it’s not ok, and it needs to be stopped immediately.

Yes, alternative re-training programs and support will need to happen, but lets shut down the industry first, rather than spending decades phasing it out.

It’s time everyone went vegan, and not because you want to save the planet for yourself, but because it’s the right thing to do. Raising social consciousness starts with every individual who takes action and makes a change for a kinder, more progressive world. Don’t wait for someone else, or society, to go vegan first – start with YOU and the rest will follow.

Remember, campaigning isn’t supposed to be trendy, it’s necessary – so let’s all stick with it, and let’s all be consistent in our morals while doing so.

To summarize, our plea to everyone currently campaigning against climate change is: Save the planet, for every species, and always be open to learning more about what you can do. Killing animals is not ok, for any reason, and we need everyone to step up and admit it.

– National Animal Rights Association

🌱 For a free online guide to going vegan, check out: https://www.animalaid.org.uk/…/u…/2016/11/VeganGuide2017.pdf

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