One important issue that has been featured heavily in the news recently was the actions of the environmental activists Animal Rebellion and their October Rebellion campaign.
As a non-meat eater and someone who cares about our beautiful planet, this was of great interest to me.
The group is a volunteer movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to end the animal agriculture & fishing industries.
Some of their actions were very successful especially the mass occupation of the Smithfield Market, where the campaigners pitched tents in the largest wholesale meat market in the UK. Also the massed, peaceful protests at the Billingsgate Fish Market.
These actions highlighted the need to end animal agriculture and fishing as they are the leading cause of the climate issues that are affecting our planet. Everyone needs to do something now, even making small changes to your diet and lifestyle to ensure the future of the only planet we have.
A lot of people are oblivious to the suffering and abuse suffered by these innocent creatures just to put food on our plates. There is no excuse for their treatment and the public need to have their eyes opened to their plight rather than simply looking the other way.
Whether you believe it or not, adopting a plant-based diet is this best way to end their suffering and save our planet.
On the flip side, the campaign score a terrible own goal live on TV. Given a platform to voice its opinions on the ITV programme Good Morning Britain, they decided to send the ridiculous Mr Broccoli, dressed as a floret who had no scientific facts to answer professional loudmouth Piers Morgan. All this appearance did was have a negative effect on the campaign’s image and made them a laughingstock. Surely they missed a golden opportunity to highlight the issues to the nation.
Whatever side of the fence you are on, this is a situation that cannot be ignored any longer, we as a species need to act now before it is too late.