PETA hopes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will promote equity, environmental justice, health, and kindness by recognizing the need for vegan food policies.
PETA: ‘PETA sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asking her to help counter the environmental devastation of animal agriculture by including vegan food policies in the proposal, such as a program to make the transition from meat, egg, and dairy farming to plant-based agriculture. In the letter, PETA points out that animal agriculture has been identified as a leading emitter of greenhouse gases and that concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are typically built near low-income communities, where they contaminate the air, soil, and water.
Meat and dairy consumption are linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, among other top killers, but animal agriculture industry lobbyists seem to sit at the top of the food chain, spending millions of dollars to keep meat, eggs, and dairy at the center of American food and agricultural policies.
“Because animal agriculture not only is devastating to animals but also poisons the environment and makes Americans sick, what we need is a Vegan Green New Deal,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA hopes Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will promote equity, environmental justice, health, and kindness by recognizing the need for vegan food policies”.’ SOURCE…