A major world safarus is calling on Pope Francis to try vegan for Lent to’ assist addressing climate change with diet change’.
A major world expedition has launched that aims to encourage Pope Francis to go vegan for lent’ facilitate addressing climate change with diet change’.
In return, Million Dollar Vegan- the campaign behind the project which is backed by a host of luminaries, environmentalists and scientists- is offering$ 1 million to a philanthropy of the Pope’s choice should he pledge to eat a plant-based food for Lent.
The campaign, which is propelling internationally today, aims to highlight the devastating effects of animal agriculture on the planet and its inhabitants.
Farming swine has a greater significance on global warming than the fuel emissions resulting from the entire world-wide transport sector compounded, is a leading driver of deforestation and biodiversity loss, and generates suffering to billions of farmed swine- all of which are issues that Pope Francis has been vocal about and spoken out on in his 2015 Encyclical Letter, Laudato si’. What he may not know is that there is one human activity that drives such destruction: animal agriculture.
In a letter written to the Pope by 12 -year-old animal rights and environmental campaigner Genesis Butler( a very young being ever to contribute a TEDx talk ), with the assistance provided by the Million Dollar Vegan team- and reproduced today in national newspapers in 15 countries- Butler urges His Holiness to try vegan for Lent.
The letter summarizes the connection to climate change and contamination, the inefficiency of animal cultivate and how it contributes to world hunger, the demise of wildlife and the affliction of farmed animals.
Butler said: “Farming and slaughtering swine compels a lot of suffer and is also the most common cause of climate change, deforestation, and categories loss. When we feed animals pastures that humans can eat, “its by” wasteful. And with a flourishing world population, we cannot afford to be wasteful .”
Butler has asked to meet Pope Francis, so that she can discuss the issues raised in her character. The expedition has already led her to encounter well-known vegans including Evanna Lynch( Harry Potter and Dancing with the Stars) and Benjamin Zephaniah( poet and columnist ). She has also met with Joseph Poore of Oxford University and has the backing of environmentalists George Monbiot and Chris Packham to endeavour their approval in get the Pop on board.
Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian and co-founder of the Meat Free Monday campaign, also supports Million Dollar Vegan and has signed the letter to the Pope.
CEO of Million Dollar Vegan, Matthew Glover- who co-founded the hugely successful Veganuary expedition- mentioned: “We are launching this deliberately fearless, audacious campaign to jolt our world leaders from their contentment. For too long they have failed to act on evidence of the damage caused to beings and countries around the world by animal agriculture.
” Worse, many have attacked and subsidised that highly manufacture. But the evidence presented there are currently stark and compelling, and we cannot afford for them to remain silent any longer. We are thankful that Pope Francis has spoken out on these issues and that is why the administration is humbly asking him to try vegan for Lent, and set an example of how each of us can align our principles of care and compassion with our actions.”
Vegan Starter Kit
Million Dollar Vegan is encouraging people of all backgrounds to try vegan for Lent and has produced a Vegan Starter Kit- inserted in several speeches and with country-specific content- which is available to download for free at www.MillionDollarVegan.com. It contains helpful informed about following a vegan diet, including nutrition admonition, recipe sites, vegan produces, provoking bibles and cinemas, and the most wonderful arranges to eat out.
As part of the campaign, a petition has also been created which asks the Pope to try vegan for Lent. If he concurs, the Blue Horizon International Foundation will gift$ 1 million to the benevolence, or donations, of the Pope’s choice.