FREEDOM 4 ALL?

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THE PROBLEM

“Bacon didn’t fall from bacon trees. This willful denial that everybody’s in, is obscene!” — Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane looks at her fellow protesters with confusion & overwhelmed exacerbation | Watch Now

MEET JANE: THE MESSENGER WE LOVE TO HATE

“The arrogance of our species is so profound, that to even speak about animal suffering is to somehow denigrate humans.” — Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane holds up sign as her fellow protesters start to freak out | Watch Now

THE SOLUTION TO ALL OUR PROBLEMS?

“I would urge everyone who cares about social justice issues to expand their sense of compassion, to include all sentient beings.” — Jane Velez Mitchell

Cartoon Jane encourages hipster protester to reassess his choices / Watch Now

TOP 5 REASONS ANIMAL RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE ARE INTERCONNECTED

  1. Superiority complexes always end bad:
    The belief that humans are a superior species meant to dominate over animals is consistently linked to the dehumanization of marginalized human groups. Simply put, this mindset directly and inherently harms the fight for racial, gender, and other social equalities. Now imagine the ripple effect of teaching our kids equality and compassion of all beings instead of dominance and violence!
  2. Environment:
    Eating animals is one of, if not the leading cause of most of our environmental concerns including GHGs, deforestation, fresh water depletion, waste, ocean dead-zones and so much more.
  3. Marginalized Communities / Environmental Racism:
    Animal Ag disproportionately affects minorities, people living in poverty, tribal communities, immigrants, and the elderly. Eating meat and dairy is directly funding a system that screws the very communities we are concerned about. For instance, communities with less resources are forced to live near animal ag related facilities which can have devastating impacts; such as illness from poor water and air quality. This is just the beginning. We could go on and on.
  4. World Hunger:
    Want to end world hunger and food insecurity? Great! Avoiding the mass breeding and killing of animals for meat will help fix that too. Meat and dairy are the most inefficient calorie and protein sources we produce. In the U.S. for example, 60–75% of our crops are grown to feed animals (about 30–40% worldwide). So instead of having everyone grow feed for the world’s insatiable appetite for animals, we could just grow food directly for humans. Of course the answer is more complex than this. Fixing our deeply flawed global food system will take time. But it’s also pretty simple; a plant-based diet uses less land, less water, less resources, less exploitation to feed more people. It’s just basic math.
  5. Worker Rights
    Imagine all the terrible conditions for farm workers who harvest our fruits and veggies… now double it, add in more injuries and deeper psychological trauma inherent in slaughtering and “processing” baby animals all day. Again, this is just the beginning, more resources below…

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