Jasmin Smith supplies her vegan cake range to Decisions cafe in Birtinya.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Jasmin Smith supplies her vegan cake range to Decisions cafe in Birtinya. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily John McCutcheon

Letter: Go vegan and help combat climate change

THIS World Environment Day, June 5, please do something to help wildlife - as well as cows, chickens, pigs, sheep and other farmed animals: go vegan.

Climate change is the biggest threat to animals in the wild, particularly in the oceans, where warming temperatures and acidity levels are killing the Great Barrier Reef and fish who rely on coral reefs to survive.

Scientists at Cape Grim station in Tasmania predict that carbon in the atmosphere is rising steadily and is reaching a catastrophic level from which there is "no going back".

But we can still combat climate change - and save lives - and we can do it just by eating tasty vegan meals.

Plant-based foods require fewer resources and cause less greenhouse-gas emissions than do animal-based foods.

Research shows that you can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that your diet contributes to climate change by up to 60%, just by going vegan.

So "go wild for life", as the World Environment Day organisers suggest, and show you care about all living beings by simply going vegan.

Visit PETA.org.au for more information and a free vegan starter kit.

ASHLEY FRUNO

Associate Director

PETA Australia


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