Ingrid Newkirk, PETA Australia
People are deeply upset about what’s going on in Australia: kangaroos trapped in barbed-wire fencing while fleeing fires, cows and sheep being cooked alive, and an estimated one and a quarter billion or more animals now killed in the conflagrations.
Now shooters are being ordered to gun down thousands of camels. There is a long-term fix for this horror. The prolonged heat and drought have extended seasonal wildfire periods, we’re facing mass extinctions, rising sea levels, and record-breaking temperatures.
It’s imperative that we take personal responsibility for the protection of our planet, and by far the easiest way is to stop eating animals and go vegan.
The UN stated that meat consumption must decrease by as much as 90 per cent for us to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. This requires zero governmental initiative and no promises from giant corporations – it just means choosing to leave animals out of our shopping trolleys.