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A new short film by Greenpeace titled “There’s a Monster in My Kitchen,” helps highlight the role that food plays in reducing our carbon footprints.

In the film, a boy goes downstairs to get a snack and sees an animal behind him. It’s a jaguar, in his house with an important message about food choices.

The film’s focus is to educate people on deforestation in the rainforest and how the devastation is related to eating meat. Because the forest is clearcut and burned for cattle grazing and soy to feed cattle, our food habits directly relate to the destruction.

In the film, an animated jaguar explains to the little boy, “There’s a monster in my forest and I don’t know what to do.  It turned my home to ash to instead grow something new. Feed for chickens, pigs and cows to sell more meat to you.  As our forests disappeared, their evil empire grew. They think they are unstoppable but we pray this isn’t true. The real cost of what they’re doing, if only the whole world knew.” Jaguars are one of the species most affected by the fires. Hundreds have been burned, removed from their habitats, or both.

See the film, below:

Source: Greenpeace UK/Youtube

In 2020 alone, 3.5 million hectares have burned according to scientists. Read more about the Amazon and deforestation in One Green Planet, check out these articles:

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