Legendary musician and animal rights activist Moby has called on COP26 to address animal agriculture in this year’s climate conference.
The musician has released a video urging the leaders of the conference to acknowledge the devasting effects of animal agriculture.
Moby sent his video message to COP26 president RT. Hon. Alok Sharma MP.
Moreover, the artist worked with Humane Society International to produce the video as part of its #TheCowInTheRoom campaign.
Moby Vs COP26
During Moby’s information video, the animal activist addressed that a large number of people are still unaware of the effects of animal agriculture.
In addition to the slaughtering of animals 88 billion animals a year, the livestock industry is responsible for deforestation, greenhouse gas pollution, antibiotic resistance, and water shortages.
As this man-made industry continues to grow, it is estimated that by 2030, the livestock sector will account for nearly 50% of the global emissions budget if we are to achieve the 1.5-degree warming target set out in the Paris Agreement.
However, Moby highlights there is an alternative to this, simply switching to a plant-based diet will contribute towards a greener environment.
The animal rights activist has called on the leaders of COP26 to address animal agriculture in the upcoming conference, so there is greater awareness and education on the subject.
“It is imperative that world leaders acknowledge and act”
In a statement made to Vegan Food & Living, Humane Society International’s vice president for farm animal welfare, Julie Janovsky, said: “Reducing the environmental impacts of our diets and transforming our global food systems to be more plant-based are some of the most effective climate-mitigation measures we can take.
“If we want to prevent a climate change catastrophe, it is imperative that world leaders acknowledge and act to cut every major driver of climate change, including industrial animal agriculture.”
Janovsky continued to emphasise the importance of COP26 leaders including animal agriculture to the agenda to restore biodiversity and reduce global suffering.
Moreover, we must hold ourselves accountable and address #TheCowInTheRoom to prevent irreversible damages to our planet.
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