10-year old animal rights activist Genesis Butler explores the correlation between the environment and animal consumption. Through unsettling facts and humor, Genesis provides insight on how a simple choice can mean the difference between destroying or saving our planet.
Genesis Butler is a 10 year old animal rights activist and ethical vegan. Genesis has earned numerous awards for her activism including Animal Hero Kids’ Sir Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate award, Vegan Kid of the Year award from Vegans Are Cool, and PETA’s Kid of the Year Award. She also worked with Farm Sanctuary to get Meatless Mondays passed. She is featured in Vegan: Everyday Stories, a documentary about the lives of everyday vegans and is starting her own non-profit foundation called Genesis for Animals where she will provide funding to people who rescue animals. Although she is active in the animal rights movement, she is still able to be a kid and loves playing football, singing, dancing, sewing, drawing, and spending time with her friends.
The latest news that is doing the rounds on the interweb is that Jeremy Corbyn vows to help plant based business, the Labour leader recently said we all need to do our bit for the environment. “Climate change”, is a threat to our very existence”, adding “The science is clear” and that , “without urgent action to change our eating habits, large parts of the world will become “uninhabitable” giving rise to “millions of climate refugees”
What these plans are we are unsure, but sounds exciting to say the least.
Corbyn himself is a vegetarian and has been for almost 50 years. “I became one at 20 when I was working in a pig farm,” he has previously said. “I got attached to the pigs.”
Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly.
“While our study focused on school food, it’s clear that meat and cheese reduction is a powerful climate mitigation strategy for all restaurants and institutions that want to reduce their environmental impact,” Kari Hamerschlag, FOE’s deputy director of food and technology, said in a press statement. “We hope this report inspires more public institutions to serve less and better meat and more plant-based foods as a cost effective way to achieve both environmental and public health goals.”