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Racing Extinction

Soon these beautiful creatures could simply be a memory.

Scientists predict we may lose half the species on the planet by the end of the century. They believe we have entered the sixth major extinction event in Earth’s history. Number five took out the dinosaurs. This era is called the Anthropocene, or ‘Age of Man’, because the evidence shows that humanity has sparked this catastrophic loss. We are the only ones who can stop it as well. 

The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award® winning film THE COVE, is back for “Racing Extinction”. Along with some new innovators, OPS will bring a voice to the thousands of species on the very edge of life. An unlikely team of activists is out to expose the two worlds endangering species across the globe. The first threat to the wild comes from the international trade of wildlife. Bogus markets are being created at the expense of creatures who have survived on this planet for millions of years. The other threat is all around us, hiding in plain sight. There’s a hidden world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see.

Director Louie Psihoyos has concocted an ambitious mission to call attention to our impact on the planet, while inspiring others to embrace the solutions that will ensure a thriving planet for future generations.

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Italian Mayor Wants to Create Country’s First Vegetarian City!

According to The Guardian, the Northern Italian city of Turin plans to go vegetarian.

Chiara Appendino, the new mayor, pledged this week to promote vegetarian and vegan diets as a “priority” in her administration.

Appendino is a member of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S). The party’s new 62-page manifesto calls for meat-free and even dairy-free living as a way to protect the environment, human health, and the well-being of animals.

City officials are looking into setting up educational projects in schools to teach students about animal welfare and nutrition.

Earlier this month, Luigi di Maio, deputy speaker of the Italian parliament, celebrated his 30th birthday by indulging in a vegan cake.

As individuals, the best thing you can do to protect the environment and animals is to adopt a compassionate vegan lifestyle. For information and tips for making the switch, check out ChooseVeg.com.