The 350,000 people expected to take part in Veganuary will save the lives of more than 1 million animals and as much greenhouse gas emissions as removing 160,000 cars from the road.
DAN WHITEHEAD: ‘A vegan charity which encourages people to stop eating meat in January says more than one million animals could be saved throughout the month. Veganuary estimates that 350,000 people will attempt a vegan diet in January 2020, in what is the seventh year of the challenge. The organisation also claims the environmental impact of so many people going vegan will be significant.
James Poore, an environmental researcher at the University of Oxford, produced the figures. He said: “We calculated the environmental impacts of the current diet and the vegan diet for every country globally using the latest environmental impact data – this includes everything from agriculture to food transport.
“For the 350,000 people expected to take part in Veganuary, this would save as much greenhouse gas emissions as moving 160,000 cars from the road or about 400,000 to 500,000 single flights from London to Berlin.” Veganuary says it hopes 2020 will see even more people stop eating meat and switch to a plant-based diet… The UK launched more vegan products than any other nation in 2018, according to the Vegan Society’. SOURCE…