Tell Pope Francis about Animal Agriculture and Climate Change!
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Animal Agriculture Climate Change
August 2017

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Sign here for the animals, the earth and the future of our species. Your voice matters! Together we can get this petition to The Vatican!

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Pope Francis is already a commited Climate Change campaigner, but we need to make him aware that animal agriculture is harming our planet, farm animals and us.

The earth and all its inhabitants need you! Sign today!

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Pope Francis has billions of followers and admirers and it would have an enormous impact if he spoke out and asked people to take meat of their plate, while making world leaders aware of the impact of animal agriculture on Global Warming.

Make your voice heard and join us on our journey to The Vatican in 2018 when we hand over this petition to Pope Francis and ultimately the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24).

Pope Francis has been thrown into the spotlight this past week due to his meeting with The Donald. And while we have all been entertained by the numerous memes and photos regarding Pope Francis’ stony expression and demeanour towards Trump; the meeting between the two leaders has highlighted their conflicting views regarding Climate Change.

While the orange menace believes that Climate Change is a Chinese “hoax”, Pope Francis believes in the science of Climate Change. He is so vehement about climate change that he dedicated his Laudato Si encyclical (a letter of guidance) to climate change in 2015 and called climate change “a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.” In response to the election of Donald Trump’s climate-change- sceptic administration last year, Pope Francis deplored “the ease with which well-founded scientific opinion about the state of our planet is disregarded.” That is why he put climate change on the agenda of his first meeting with President Trump.

At the end of their meeting Pope Francis presented Trump with this nearly 40,000 word letter on climate change, which Trump promised to read, but we all know he won’t unless someone manages to condense it to a few sentences in a Twitter blast.

You might at this point ask how religion can possibly be reconciled with the science of climate change. Well thanks to Pope Francis and others like him, the two are no longer mutually exclusive. The Catholic Church has come a long way since is condemnation of Galileo and other scientific minds as heretics. In Laudato si the Pope outlines his thoughts about the confluence of science and spirituality as they pertain to protecting the environment.

“For we ought never to fear truth, nor become trapped in our own preconceived ideas, but welcome new scientific discoveries with an attitude of humility” – Pope Francis.

Pope Francis’ Laudato Si encyclical on climate change focuses on human’s reliance of fossil fuels as the biggest culprit of climate change. But as scientific research has shown Animal Agriculture is responsible for 51% of Global Greenhouse Gas emissions. However, as highlighted by Obama recently at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milano, Italy “…people naturally understand that big smokestacks have pollution in them and they understand air pollution, so they can easily make the connection between energy production and the idea of greenhouse gases. People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane.” He did not take a hard stance against eating meat but did speak about the importance of cutting back on meat.

Pope Francis is primely positioned to follow Obama’s example as he is a vehement believer in the science of climate change, is open to new scientific discoveries and highlighted the importance of discarding our present destructive lifestyles and models of production and consumption in his letter of guidance. Pope Francis argues that we cannot continue to pillage the Earth of its resources with no regard for its well being. “Nothing in this world is indifferent to us.” All that is needed is that Pope Francis is informed of the massive negative impact that animal agriculture has on climate change and the environment so that he can tell his followers to eat less (or hopefully no) meat and other animal products.

For more, please visit Animal Agriculture Climate Change!


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