Vegan Groups Ask Government To Help Dairy Farmers Swap To Plant-Based Crops
A number of vegan advocacy organizations in the UK are calling on the government to encourage dairy farmers to transition to plant-based farming.
The collective group — which includes Animal Aid, PETA, The Vegan Society, and others — has sent a letter to the UK government asking that dairy farmers are given assistance to make the switch.
“Plant-Based Business Is Booming”
“The UK dairy industry is clearly in decline” states the letter.
“There are now fewer than 9,500 dairy farms in the UK compared with 13,000 10 years ago, and it has been predicted there will be fewer than 5,000 by 2025.”
“On the other hand, the UK market for dairy alternatives has grown by 150% in 6 years. Plant-based business is positively booming.”
“We would instead like to see support for a progressive transition over to more sustainable, healthier and planet-friendly, non-animal-based agriculture…We strongly believe that financial assistance should be focused on supporting farmers to move to this more sustainable and compassionate alternative.”
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COVID-19 & Animal Agriculture
The impact that the current global health crisis is having on animal agriculture can be observed around the world.
Similarly to the UK, several farmers in Canada have been forced to dump excess cow’s milk. This is due to the closure of schools and businesses where dairy milk is served.
A number of slaughterhouses in the US stopped production last month after workers began suffering with the virus — a decision that US president Donald Trump has condemned and reversed.
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