Vegan campaigner and environmentalist Connor Anderson from Havering, has written in to the Enquirer about a demonstration.
“As I write this, I am getting ready for a international day of action against Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro, and his planned destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
The lungs of our planet are under serious threat.
Bolsonaro has already commenced removing protection rights from indigenous people and environmental protection groups, handing these over to his new environment minister who doesn’t believe in climate change.
The rainforest will be privatised to powerful mining corporations, and cattle ranchers where crops will be grown so that it could be imported as feed for livestock used in animal agriculture.
The building of highways makes the rainforest even more accessible by armed illegal loggers and miners of diamond and gold, threatening the livelihoods of those who live in this part of the world, and the precious biodiversity wildlife of the rainforest.
I’m excited to be a part of the London branch of this day of action, hosting a demonstration outside the Brazilian embassy today Thursday 14th February from 12-5pm.
There will be two aims of this demonstration – first and foremost, to send a clear message to Bolsonaro that his destruction of the rainforest will not go unchallenged.
Second, to bring attention to the fact that animal agriculture is the leading cause of most environmental issues that we face, including deforestation, ocean dead zones and species extinction.
Whilst the detrimental actions of governments in favour of corporate gain cannot be ignored, the single most effective action that we as individuals can take to reduce our impact on the planet is to adopt a vegan lifestyle.
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