By Leoni Moninska
Veganuary has seen a record-breaking number of sign-ups this year totalling over 500,000 and as well as the increasing numbers, the reasons behind it also just keep mounting. Health, animal cruelty and carbon footprint reduction are amongst the top reasons for people to go vegan and it doesn’t just stop there. 12% of people are vegan because their partner is.
Veganuary sign ups
Veganism has and always will be predominantly animal-friendly focussed, with large brands now offering vegan options and the large number of plant-based eating documentaries out there. In addition to this, 2020 has shown that people Read More
What Will You Do? Here are a few ideas! Climate Crisis Unless you’ve been living as a hermit in 2019 you must know by now that we are in the middle of a 100% climate crisis! Since winter 2018 the talk about our planet has finally catapulted into the mainstream! School children have become strong
It is a meditation and a contemplation that can help create an intimate conversation with our beautiful planet.
Above all, it is a practice of looking deeply.
Excerpted from “Love Letter to the Earth” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Dear Mother Earth,
I bow my head before you as I look deeply and recognise that you are present in me and that I’m a part of you. I was born from you and you are Read More
By Seimi Rowan
I have a big announcement everyone. Apologies for the long post, but I’m really making a big change in my life. Please read the whole thing.
I’ve decided not only to stop being an activist, but also that being vegan isn’t for me. As a logical, compassionate person, I can’t condone veganism anymore.
I’ve been educating myself and have realised something. An industry which breeds, confines, exploits and prematurely kills at least 56 billion sentient land animals (and countless marine animals) every year; is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction (and many more); and offers products which directly promote our biggest Read More
Fossil fuels are always top of the list whenever the causes of climate change are discussed. Although they do make a large contribution to human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG’s), it is now commonly known that the life and supply of domesticated animals raised for food have been greatly underestimated as a source of GHG’s, and actually count for at least HALF of all human-caused GHG’s
The United Nations Food & Agriculture 2006 report Livestock’s Long Shadow estimated that 7,516 million metric tonnes per year of CO2 equivalents (CO2e), or 18% of annual worldwide GHG emissions are attributable to cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, Read More