Canadian Group Protests RibFest In Face Of Climate Emergency
A group of protestors took to the streets of Kelowna last week to protest the city’s annual RibFest in the name of a degrading environment.
Last Sunday, 80 Kelowna Climate Save (KCS) members stood at the corner of Bernard Ave and Richter St in peaceful protest of the meatcentric event, wearing green shirts featuring animal-rights and environmental messaging.
KCS is one of 161 affiliated groups around the world promoting “radical action” to end animal agriculture, in part through vegan activism. According to the movement’s mission statement, “veganism is a critical part of climate actions and, along with eliminating fossil fuels, is our last hope to avoid catastrophic tipping points for our climate.”
This is not an unsubstantiated claim.
The Climate Emergency Catalyst
In June, Canada declared a national climate emergency, a circumstance firmly tied to large-scale animal agriculture.
According to the Nation’s government, 10 percent of the its greenhouse gases — including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide — are the direct result of livestock production.
A number of other sources have cited higher numbers on a global scale, with animal agriculture being pointed to as the source of as much as 51 percent of emissions.
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