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Letter to Boris Johnson
Posted 30 May 2008
June 1st-21st is London’s greenest annual festival – Love London – when people are encouraged to find out about living more sustainable lives and contributing towards a greener capital. During this time, Animal Aid will be encouraging London residents to try the vegan diet, as reducing our impact on the planet isn't just a question of saving energy and limiting car use. Switching to an animal-free diet is the single most effective step any individual can take to combat climate change and environmental degradation. We would, therefore, like to challenge you to adopt an animal-free diet for all or part of this festival.
Lastly, I would like to share some facts with you that make a compelling argument for trying the animal-free diet.>
- Farmed animals account for 37 per cent of all human-generated methane, and produce a larger share of the world’s greenhouse gases than the entire global transport sector.
- Plant-based agriculture uses less than a quarter of the land required for a meat-based diet as the food grown is fed directly to humans.
- Even the most water-intensive plant-based crop uses far less water then the most water-efficient form of animal agriculture.
By personally taking the Vegan Challenge, and trying an animal-free diet for a week or the whole of the festival, you would be sending out a powerful and positive signal that will attract a great deal of attention. Why not give it a go?!
Should you have any more questions please do not hesitate to contact me.