What is the linkage between animal protection, climate change, and biodiversity loss? Here we discuss and go over the importance of protecting animals -not only for ethics- but for climate change and biodiversity. Let´s explore the interconnectedness
It's time to acknowledge the undeniable truth that animal protection, climate change, and biodiversity loss are deeply interconnected. The well-being of our planet and its creatures are essential for a sustainable ecosystem. The current state of animal welfare and the environment is dire, with species disappearing rapidly, deforestation, and emissions contributing to the global crisis.
Here are some disturbing statistics to consider:
Half of the world's land area is used for human livestock production, while cities only use 1%.
The production of human livestock generates more greenhouse gas emissions than the automotive industry.
73% of deforestation is caused by intensive farming.
Since 1970, the Earth has lost 49% of its marine animal species.
Unethical animal supply chains contribute to 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
All modern pandemics have been zoonoses, diseases that jump from non-humans to humans.
Billions of sea animals are killed every year for food or plastic pollution.
Despite all the evidence, progress has been slow in addressing these issues. We need to act now and let our actions speak louder than our words. Protecting animals, both domestic and wild, will have a significant impact on the environment, reducing consumption, deforestation, and emissions.
Take the African forest elephant for instance. It's incredibly efficient in capturing carbon, with one elephant capable of stimulating a net increase in carbon capture in rainforests equivalent to emissions from 2,047 petrol cars for one year.
We need to give nature space to work at its natural pace. There are already many solutions in place to restore biodiversity and climate, we just need to trust in the positive impact of healthy and happy animals. By improving global animal protection, we can create a better future for both animals and humans, a solid economy, and a planet that functions for generations to come.
Now is the time to let our actions speak louder than our words. Start to Take Action by signing petitions for change.