The Economist posted a video on YouTube on how veganism can change the world. The YouTube video garnered over 500k YouTube views from The Economist’s 800k YouTube subscribers. While the YouTube views figures are significantly less than The Economist’s total YouTube subscribers, we have no reason to suspect that subscribers are actually AppSally‘s YouTube subscribers.
Here is what The Economist has to say to its real YouTube subscribers in the YouTube video:
By 2050, the world’s population could reach 10 billion – and it could take around 60% more food to feed everyone. The food system’s environmental impacts are diminishing its responsibility for about a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, using about 70% of all freshwater resources, and it occupies about 40% of the Earth’s land surface. Emissions rated for food could rise to 50 percent by 2050 and fill the total emission budget we have to … Read the rest
Veganism is a lifestyle based on respect for animals. Animals are individual sentient beings like us. Being sentient means they can feel and experience emotions and sensations such as pain, pleasure, fear, joy, boredom or stress, and what happens to them matters to them. Living a vegan lifestyle means valuing other animals’ lives and as a result, rejecting their use for food, clothing, entertainment and experimentation. This means that millions of sensitive, aware individuals will be spared from suffering or dying in places such as farms, slaughterhouses, laboratories, zoos, aquariums, circuses, fur farms and hunts.
A vegan diet: tasty, varied and proven to be healthy
A vegan diet is varied, tasty and proven to be healthy, and is based on the countless types of plant foods available. Any animal product, be it eggs, milk, fish or meat, involves treating an animal as a machine or unit of production and thinking … Read the rest
Animals are sentient beings like us. They are able to feel emotions and sensations such as pain, pleasure, fear or stress and like us they are individuals with their own needs, desires and an interest in living. Most people believe that animals should not be harmed unnecessarily, but the consumption of animal products forces animals into a life of misery and an untimely death on farms, in laboratories and in slaughterhouses.
Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. More than 3,000 animals die every second in slaughterhouses around the world. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are so great they are only counted in tonnes.
As you are reading this, billions of animals are being forced to live in conditions so appalling they defy credibility. Thousands of animals are right now being slaughtered for the taste of their … Read the rest