That many environmentalists & NDP members won’t include a slaughtered bird on thanksgiving table.

More and more environmentalists are aware that choice of a plant-based diet is even more potent than choice of transportation or fuel for lessening global warning and impact on climate change. This is well known to scientists, World Health Organization, FAO, and now Health Canada. Environmentalists are starting to take into account the impact of their own food choices, and some are compassionate about the plight of animals as well.

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  • Dianne Radmore
    commented 2017-10-15 18:25:15 -0700
    Thanks for this Vesanto! In this neck of the woods we enjoyed a cruelty-free harvest feast in honour of Indigenous People’s Day, since the tradition of Thanksgiving is already tainted with the violence of colonialism. For me it is a political statement also to eschew unnecessary harm to nonhuman animals, also – a choice very much in alignment with Green Party values.
  • kara middleton
    commented 2017-10-07 12:02:52 -0700
    But lots of Greens won’t be cooking turkeys either. The party’s commitment to evidence, discussion, collaboration and negotiation could equip it relatively well for engaging with such difficult subjects. I’m not vegan – but like a lot of people I know, am going that way more and more, just working at making better choices in general, but knowing I could do more.
  • kara
    commented 2017-10-07 11:14:23 -0700
    I agree that the Green party needs to start considering that whole aspect of environmentalism, food justice and concern for the well-being of animals.
  • Vesanto Melina
    published this page in Celebrate #Thanks4giving 2017-10-06 14:28:35 -0700
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