Council Goes Vegan for the Climate! Hythe Town Council Nabs PETA Award

Council Goes Vegan for the Climate! Hythe Town Council Nabs PETA Award

Hythe – A first-ever Compassionate Council Award is on its way from PETA to Hythe Town Council, which recently passed a motion decreeing that only vegan food be served at official events. PETA supporter and Green Party councillor Martin Whybrow introduced the motion, in line with the council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration, following discussions with PETA.

“The science speaks for itself – a plant-based diet significantly reduces greenhouse gas-emissions,” says Whybrow. “With consumption of meat and dairy fuelling global warming and habitat destruction, including of rain forests for feed and grazing, this was an obvious, easy, sensible and cost-free step to take.”

“Hythe Town Council is fighting climate change with diet change,” says PETA Senior Corporate Liaison Dr Carys Bennett. “PETA is delighted to recognise it for making Hythe and the rest of the planet a better place for everyone.”

Globally, animal agriculture is responsible for 14% to 18% of greenhouse-gas emissions, which, by some estimates, is more than the combined emissions from all forms of transportation. Vegan eating can reduce a person’s food-related carbon footprint by up to 73%, more so than any other diet, and prevents 200 animals a year from being cut up, beaten up, and violently killed in blood-soaked abattoirs.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview – offers a practical guide with case studies and tailored advice to help other councils follow suit.

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