Take the Pledge Against Extinction


Take Extinction Off Your Plate

Pledge to Take Extinction Off Your Plate


Meat production is one of the planet’s largest causes of environmental degradation and most significant threats to wildlife.

And the problem is rapidly getting worse: Production of beef, poultry, pork and other meat products tripled between 1980 and 2010 and will likely double again by 2050. This increasing meat consumption in a world of more than 7 billion people is taking a staggering toll on wildlife, habitat, water resources, air quality and the climate. Meanwhile, Americans eat more meat per capita than almost any other country in the world.

By signing the pledge below to reduce meat consumption by one-third or more, we can start to take extinction off our plates. Join the Center’s Earth-friendly Diet Campaign today.

Already a vegetarian? Then you’re a valuable wildlife advocate who can help others join the movement. Spread the word by taking the pledge and asking your friends to sign.

Protect wildlife — pledge today to eat an Earth-friendly diet.

We, the undersigned, pledge to take extinction off our plates by reducing the amount of meat we consume and/or telling our friends to join the Earth-friendly Diet campaign.

By cutting just one-third of the meat from our diets, we can each save as much as 340,667 gallons of water, more than 4,000 square feet of land, and the greenhouse gas equivalent of driving 2,700 fewer miles a year.

Many of our current environmental crises are either directly caused by or worsened by our culture’s dependence on meat. By meating less, we give the world and wildlife a break.



2 thoughts on “Take the Pledge Against Extinction

  1. Do I have to sign if I’m Vegan? Vegetarians advocate against animal slaughter; true. However, if someone still buys animal products; they are still supporting the industry that causes all this destruction! It just makes common sense. There aren’t less chickens/cows used for eggs and milk as there are chickens and cows slaughtered/killed. Once they are ‘spent’ they’re more profitable as meat. Also, there’s the ‘excess’ number of male chicks that are killed by the millions as they are also non-profitable (organic/free-range OR NOT), and surplus calves are also killed as infants, as their mothers are repeatedly impregnated for higher yields of milk production; even though humans can lead happy and far healthier lives without eggs and dairy! Pretty insane when you think about it, right?
    I’ve eaten meat/animal products for most of my life, so I won’t call anyone any bad names (ignorance can be simply forgiven when there is effort to amend it)- but to really lead a happier, healthier, less destructive (to yourself/others and the environment) consider trying out going Vegan, too! It’s far easier than many initially think. Excuses are useless.
    Lots of compassion & love to all!

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