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Welcome to The Australian Vegetarian Society Website
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, 'Livestock's Long Shadow' concludes that global animal agriculture contributes more greenhouse gas emissions (in CO2 equivalents) - an astonishing 18% of the total - than all forms of transportation (13.5%).
Another study from the University of Chicago found that the average American diet requires the production of an extra ton and a half of carbon dioxide-equivalent - in the form of both carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases - compared to a strictly vegetarian diet.
Most recently a study by the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science in Japan found that a kilogram of beef is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution than driving for 3 hours while leaving all the lights on back home.
Reducing your meat intake is one of the most effective personal strategies for slowing global warming. Food for thought!
You can read more on the relationship between meat production and global warming by clicking HERE.
The Australian Vegetarian Society aims to bring this awareness to many more people.
Skills for Conversations that Matter Course
Posted on Sunday, April 14 @ 22:55:36 CDT (169 reads)
'A Delicate Balance' Film
Posted on Friday, February 15 @ 15:08:24 CST (11697 reads)
This film is produced by the Australian director, Aaron Scheibner, and deals with the interrelation of our health, the environment and the ethical treatment of animals. The video can be viewed online. Click here for details.
Ban Live Animal Export
Posted on Friday, February 15 @ 14:32:21 CST (5550 reads)
Each year millions of Australian animals are transported across the world for slaughter.
Sheep sent to the Middle East by sea are crammed into pens holding around three sheep per square metre. They're terrified and will spend up to three weeks on the crowded ship. On the way they will suffer from stress, heat exhaustion and extreme temperatures.
Cattle exported to Indonesia are treated cruelly and are slaughtered in barbaric ways, dying slow agonising deaths at the hands of unskilled meat processors.
Many do not eat, are injured or suffer from disease. Tens of thousands will die on the way each year. Those which survive are regularly transported in car boots in extreme temperatures before being handled and slaughtered in the most barbaric way.
Together we can stop this appalling journey of cruelty. Take action now. Click here.
Lucy Speaks Out for Animals
Posted on Monday, April 23 @ 18:17:17 CDT (6632 reads)
The state of piggeries here in Australia is appalling. These highly intelligent animals are bred for consumption under horrific conditions. Animals Australia has an ongoing campaign to end this dreadful practice.