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There’s no denying it: animal agriculture is at the heart of our environmental crisis. This destructive system currently occupies over half of the world’s arable land resources, consumes around 23 percent of available freshwater supplies, and on top of that, contributes more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than the entire transportation sector. Not to mention the horrific impact it has for animals – both on factory farms and outside of the industry.
Thankfully, the solution to this catastrophic problem is very simple – and it starts on our plates. One Green Planet has long presented eating plant-based foods as the most powerful thing you can do to help the planet, animals, and other people – and it looks like celebrities are starting to share this message too!
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Yep, that really famous bodybuilder!) has teamed up with WildAid for a their “5 To Do Today” campaign urging people to eat less meat. In the video above, Schwarzenegger is seen about to fall off a high cliff to make the point that if we don’t change soon, there will be dire consequences. The powerful video is part of a campaign that will run throughout China in Mandarin and in English across Western social media channels. And this isn’t the first time Arnold has encouraged people to say “hasta la vista” to meat. Earlier this year, he partnered with James Cameron in conjunction with WildAid and the Chinese Nutrition Society to kick off a new campaign aimed at lowering the consumption of meat in China.
If you’d like to join Arnold in his mission to eat less meat, check out One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet movement. And please share this video far and wide with your friends and family. Together, we can make a difference!