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Talk audio: https://archive.org/details/ELandAL
Wild mammals make up 4% of the biomass of global mammal populations, while humans make up 36% and farmed mammals make up 60%. Similarly, farmed chickens make up 70% of the biomass of global bird populations. To sustain these huge farmed animal populations we use vasts amounts of land, resources and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. Our use of non-human animals is significantly impacting the global environment and is a leading cause of environmental destruction. By ending our oppression of farmed animals we can reclaim land for rewilding and significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve environmental liberation we must understand the link between animal oppression and environmental destruction. Ignoring the oppression of animals comes at the expense of the environment.
This workshop will describe the link between animal and environmental oppression. Participants will discuss why animal oppression is often ignored in the environmental movement and identify ways forward.
Recorded at the Students of Sustainability 2018 conference: http://www.studentsofsustainability.org/