The Plant Based Treaty Launched on August 31st, 2021
People in cities around the world are hearing a brand new phrase that may well help the human race survive climate change! The Plant Based Treaty is modeled on the popular Fossil Fuel Treaty. Both are designed to address climate change. As you might guess, the Plant Based Treaty addresses the negative impact animal agriculture has on the climate. The Treaty aims to combat the release of methane and nitrous oxide, two extremely potent greenhouse gases that often get overlooked while the world focuses on carbon emissions. Animal agriculture is the prime driver of those two less understood climate poisons.
If a human being was dying from three poisons, would anyone suggest removing one poison but letting the person continue to die of the other two poisons? Of course not. But, that’s exactly what we are doing with climate change when we ignore animal agriculture’s methane and nitrous oxide problem.
A Global Launch to Address a Global Crisis!
The Plant Based Treaty was launched globally in dozens of cities around the world in the US, Canada, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
In Los Angeles, noted climate activists Cesar Asebedo and Ellen Dent of the Animal Alliance Network organized a news conference outside LA City Hall, that kicked off with a Plant Based Treaty dance. Among those who spoke: environmentalist/vegan chef Jonathan Lingao, Lisa Levinson of In Defense of Animals, Alison Simard, communications director for Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Leah Goodwin of Animal Alliance Network, Gwenna Hunter, founder of Vegans of LA, Jonathan Ohayon, Co-Founder of FAKE Fashion for Animal Kingdom and Environment, Vanessa Marsot of Ellora Wellness, and moi… JaneUnChained.com founder Jane Velez-Mitchell.
The goal is to get millions of individuals, non-profits, corporations, and governments – local, state and federal – to endorse the treaty. You can also encourage your mayor, council members and Congress members to sign.
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The 3Rs of The Plant Based Treaty!
The treaty has 3 main tenets: Relinquish, Redirect, Restore. Relinquish old systems like factory farming and massive subsidies to animal agriculture. Redirect government, corporate and individual money and energy towards fostering climate-friendly food systems. Restore forests that have been destroyed to create cattle grazing land and cropland to feed the 80 billion farmed animals raised and slaughtered annually.
UPDATE OCTOBER 2022
On October 18, 2022, Los Angeles City Council unanimously endorsed the Plant Based Treaty in response to the climate emergency. Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced the resolution with Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson on September 6. The decision was made just ahead of the annual C40 World Mayors Summit, which convenes October 19-21 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“LA is historically known to lead the nation in environmental trends,” said Jane Velez-Mitchell. “What happens in LA spreads to the rest of the world.”