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.
This interesting video shows how government in the US have influenced the way we see dairy, no doubt the UK government are no less guilt. Despite the fact that one can get their daily recommendation of calcium, potassium, and protein from fruits and vegetables, the dairy industry has spent billions of dollars to convince consumers otherwise. Got Milk? We sure hope not.
Despite being a somewhat tasty addition to coffee, tea, and delectable treats, the ingredient – when pasteurized – is highly toxic to the human body. In fact, physicians such as Dr. Willet, who has conducted many studies and reviewed the research on the topic, believe milk to be more of a detriment to the human body than an aid.
Considering that approximately 3/4 of the world’s population is unable to digest milk and other dairy products, it seems clear the food is not an ideal substance for consumption. However, the average consumer doesn’t know this. From celebrity endorsements to advertisements by the dairy industry, most have been taught to believe that dairy is an ideal food for optimum health.
Consider a more ethical, healthier and altogether suppirior alternative, there is enough to choose from.
Today the Guardian newspaper has pointed out a serious issue with the NHS menus. The NHS have a blanket ban on all smoking as it is in the patients best interests, but meat is perfectly acceptable. It has been near a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) released ground breaking paper stating that red and processed meat are as dangerous to our health, as any cigarettes. Read more.
The NHS allows fast food chains in its hospitals. Patient menus offer a wide selection of meats every day. And creamed potatoes, beef casserole and sweet chilli pork and rice are recommended “healthier choices”. Patients can tuck into disease-promoting animal flesh, but do not enjoy unrestricted hedonism. Meat eaters who enjoy a relaxing cigarette after dinner are prevented from doing so, apparently in their own and others’ best interests, thanks to a blanket ban on smoking.
We’ve all seen people putting money in animal charity collection boxes with one hand, while eating a beef burger with the other. But even staring absurdity in the face, most of us don’t notice a problem. We only see it once we’re ready to. Until then we flick it away: “pets are different”, “pigs are meant to be eaten”, “we have to have our iron”, “all farmed animals are treated well”, “you can slaughter animals humanely”, and so on. Read more.