One small action that helps fight climate change
We all play a role in preserving our shared planet
Every decision we make is an opportunity to play an important role in preserving our shared planet.
The climate crisis is the clearest example of how our impact as humans, consumers, and voters can be felt on the natural world.
Factory farming is almost always overlooked as a climate culprit, yet it’s factory farming that rips down forests to plant crops for animal feed – releasing carbon into the atmosphere. And it’s factory farming that devastates wildlife habitats, displaces local communities, and profits from the cruel treatment of billions of farmed animals each year.
- Our food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss.
- Agriculture alone has been identified as a threat to 24,000 of the 28,000 (86%) species at risk of extinction.
- The global rate of species extinction today is higher than the average rate over the past 10 million years.
What we do in our everyday lives, through the choices we make, has an impact.
Together, we can make a positive change for our climate, protect precious habitats, support local communities, and release billions of animals from a life of cruelty and pain. One by one.
Add more plants to your diet
High profile Canadians and World Animal Protection ambassadors, like Jann Arden, Siobhan Williams, and Candice Batista have shared their favourite ways to go “meatless” for a meal.
Adding another meatless day to your week can have a big impact on your carbon footprint and help animals, but sometimes the extra planning to change our habits take too much effort in our already busy lives. That’s why some amazing animal and eco-friendly Canadians are giving you a little extra inspiration.
Learn more about the impacts of climate change on animals, people, and the planet
The impacts of climate change can be felt around the world. Wildlife is affected. Farm animals are affected. And people are affected.
In Kajiado County, Kenya, a three-year drought has caused the death of dozens of animals and affected the local people’s livelihoods. As a result, pastoralists (animal caretakers) are being forced to buy hay and food instead of relying on the natural ecosystems like they could have in the past.
Streams that used to supply water for irrigation have completely dried up. Cattle are dying of starvation, and the local people are experiencing severe food shortages.
Climate change poses a fundamental threat to animals, communities, and people’s livelihoods.
Jaguar cub rescued from Brazil fires gets new chance at life
Devastating fires across Brazil caused wildlife like jaguars to lose their habitat and so much more. Sadly, most of Brazil's wildfires are started deliberately by the factory farming industry to clear land.
Xamã, a male jaguar cub, was less than six months old when he was found alone, extremely weak, and dehydrated. He would not have survived much longer on his own. Luckily, he was found in time and brought to our partners at the Instituto Ecótono to receive treatment and recover.
Continue reading Xama’s success story and watch his magnificent return to the wild.
By the numbers
We are all connected. Animal welfare, the health of people and the planet are all intrinsically linked.
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