Eating Animal Foods is a Leading Cause of...

 

Eating animal foods is a leading cause of so many problems in our current culture. As part of a multi-school online forum run by student editors from the nation’s leading environmental law reviews, the Georgetown Environmental Law Review published an article in October 2015, stating:

Climate change. Ocean dead zones. Fisheries depletion. Species extinction. Deforestation. World hunger. Food safety. Heart disease. Obesity. Diabetes. The list goes on. There is one issue at the heart of all these global problems that is too often overlooked by private individuals and policy makers alike—our demand for and reliance on animal products.

Our list is a little more comprehensive, but it is by no means exhaustive: Animal Cruelty, Mass Extinction, Deforestation, Climate Change, Ocean Dead Zones, Desertification, Heart Disease, Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Acne, Erectile Dysfunction, Arthritis, Obesity, Global Hunger, Global Poverty, Inequality, Systemic Racism, Worker Abuse...

Eating animal foods is clearly the single most destructive act that any individual can do, as we collectively impose a burden on the planet that simply cannot endure. Here is a video where Rabbi David Rosen explains how everybody has a global responsibility and how everybody makes a difference...