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  • Perhaps most of all, poor people will be affected by environmental stresses — climate change, biodiversity loss, competition for land and water, and the effect of these trends on livelihoods, prices for food and other basic goods, and the risks of conflict.
  • Policies to open our markets, reduce agricultural subsidies, improve in international tax cooperation, put a price on scarce environmental resources or lift the baleful shadow of excessive intellectual property restrictions will help our economies, taxpayers, and consumers.
  • In my view the single biggest obstacle to making progress on all these issues is the economically illiterate idea, put around by politicians including our own Prime Minister, that countries are engaged in a “global race” in which one country’s success is achieved at the expense of another.

“It has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future—deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.”

According to recent research by leading climate experts, animal agriculture accounts for more than 51% of human-caused greenhouse gases:http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6294

The United Nations Environment Panel has called for a global shift to a vegan diet *wherever possible* as crucial to combating climate change and world hunger. The single most effective thing we can do to reduce our carbon footprint, help animals, improve global food security, and reverse global warming is to replace meat, dairy and eggs with plant-based foods.

Starting today, for one full week you can watchCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret online for just $1 and learn the truth about animal agriculture’s devastating impact on the planet at: cowspiracy.com.

Learn more about the dire impact of all forms of animal farming on global hunger and the environment at our educational website: awfw.org

Live vegan and make Earth Day every day:livevegan.org

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