What Would Happen to All the Animals if Everyone Went Vegan?

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Dr. Will Tuttle: Educator & Author
November 20, 2013

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Those of us eating a plant-based diet often find our food choices causing more questions and consternation during the upcoming weeks than during the rest of the year. One of the perennial concerns I’ve found people have is that if everyone went vegan, what would happen to all the animals—chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows? If we stopped eating them, wouldn’t they just take over the Earth, threatening our survival?

For years this question irked me because it seemed patently ridiculous, and worse, would be used to justify the cruelty of eating animal foods. Now, though, whenever I hear this question, I see it as an opportunity to deliver a brief meditation on how our world can be healed.

Imagining the world gradually going vegan is imagining the most positive possible future for our species, for the Earth, and for all…

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Temperatures Possible This Century Could Melt Parts of East Antarctic Ice Sheet, Raise Sea Levels 10+ Feet

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A glacier flows towards East Antarctica. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0

A section of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that contains three to four meters (approximately 10 to 13 feet) of potential sea level rise could melt if temperatures rise to just two degrees above pre-industrial levels, a study published in Nature Wednesday found.

Researchers at Imperial College London, the University of Queensland, and other institutions in New Zealand, Japan and Spain looked at marine sediments to assess the behavior of the Wilkes Subglacial Basin during warmer periods of the Pleistocene and found evidence of melting when temperatures in Antarctica were at least two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels for periods of 2,500 years or more.

“With current global temperatures already one degree higher than during pre-industrial times, future ice loss seems inevitable if we fail to…

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Conservation Officer bitten by bear while releasing it from coyote trap

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A Conservation Officer with the DNR is recovering from a bear bite on the tip of one of his fingers after it was caught in a leghold coyote trap. File photo.

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich (WPBN/WGTU) — A Conservation Officer with the Department of Natural Resources is recovering from a bear bite on the tip of one of his fingers.

The officer was responding to the Kinross area on Sept. 17 to help release the approximately 100 pound black bear that was caught in a leghold coyote trap.

The trap was legally set and the DNR was called by the person who set the trap.

According to the report, the officer arrived on scene, assessed the situation and felt he would be able to safely release the bear back to the wild by utilizing a barricade to isolate the bear’s leg…

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Mangled raccoon caught in Vancouver-area trap sparks reward for information

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VANCOUVER—An animal rights organization wants to track down the person responsible for trapping a B.C. raccoon and mangling its leg so badly that it had to be put down.

The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for any information about an incident the last week of August where a raccoon was found near Mount Leham in Abbotsford, with its leg caught in a trap. Critter Care Wildlife Society confirmed it treated a raccoon that had been caught in a trap in the Abbotsford area on Aug. 31, 2018.

Animal rights organizations argue leghold traps are an inhumane way of dealing with wildlife-human conflicts.
Animal rights organizations argue leghold traps are an inhumane way of dealing with wildlife-human conflicts.  (LOIC VENANCE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Staff from Critter Care as well as Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital attempted to save the raccoon by amputating two of the racoon’s toes that had been…

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Big game hunter defends slaughter of endangered animals

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by Brad Hunter
Big game hunter Olivia Opre went on a British morning show to defend killing endangered animals. ITV THIS MORNING
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A big game hunter is defending her wanton slaughter as helping to preserve endangered animals.

American Olivia Opre, 41, told a British TV show she hunts so she can be close to nature. She’s killed more than 100 different species and had them stuffed.

“I think what it is, it’s bringing me to a place where I get to be a part of these wild places. And amongst the people of these areas, it’s the adventure, it’s the pursuit,” Opre told ITV This Morning.

“It’s something that pushes you to a limit you are not comfortable with and it takes you out of your comfort zone and for…

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Shell and Exxon’s secret 1980s climate change warnings

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Newly found documents from the 1980s show that fossil fuel companies privately predicted the global damage that would be caused by their products.

A Royal Dutch Shell logo.
 A Royal Dutch Shell logo. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

One day in 1961, an American economist named Daniel Ellsberg stumbled across a piece of paper with apocalyptic implications. Ellsberg, who was advising the US government on its secret nuclear war plans, had discovered a document that contained an official estimate of the death toll in a preemptive “first strike” on China and the Soviet Union: 300 million in those countries, and double that globally.

Ellsberg was troubled that such a plan existed; years later, he tried to leak the details of nuclear annihilation to the public. Although his attempt failed, Ellsberg would become famous instead for leaking what came to be known as the Pentagon Papers – the US government’s secret history of…

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Global warming hikes risk of landslide tsunamis: study

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September 6, 2018 by Hazel Ward
Almost all mountain glaciers in the world are retreating with the thinning ice caused by warming on a global scale
Almost all mountain glaciers in the world are retreating with the thinning ice caused by warming on a global scale

With a wave runup of nearly 200 metres, the tsunami that ripped through an Alaskan fjord in 2015 was one of the largest ever documented. But with no-one killed, it almost went unnoticed.

It was triggered by a massive rockfall caused by melting of the Tyndall Glacier, which experts say has given them the clearest picture to date of landslide-generated tsunamis.

With global warming causing glaciers to shrink at an unprecedented rate, there is an increased risk of tidal waves triggered by the collapse of rocky slopes weakened as ice retreats, a study in Scientific Reports said Thursday.

“As glaciers thin around the world, they are modifying their landscapes dramatically. In the case of Taan Fjord, the result was a massive tsunami,”…

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1 death during Florence: A hunter keeping watch on his dogs

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Bernie Lee Scott (Tameria Lee Sutton photo via AP)

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Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton’s hunting beagles were howling in their backyard kennel. So he was up in the middle of the night doing what he knew would quiet the pack of more than a dozen hounds: parking his pickup nearby and shining the headlights into their pen.

Sutton could be heard talking to someone, probably the dogs, shortly before dawn Friday as winds swirled 70 miles north of where the hurricane was about to make landfall near Wilmington, said his daughter, Tameria. But hours later when she and her mother looked outside for the avid hunter, he was gone and some of his dogs were outside their pens, roaming their small neighborhood surrounded by…

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REPORT: S.D. road hunting laws most permissive in the Great Plains

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The ring-neck pheasant is the most common game for South Dakota road hunters. SDWN photo.
The ring-neck pheasant is the most common game for South Dakota road hunters. SDWN photo.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (SDNW) — No neighboring state is as liberal as South Dakota when it comes to allowing loaded guns in moving vehicles and engaging in so-called road hunting. Some states allow hunting in the road right-of-way, or loaded guns in vehicles, but not both.

Despite accidents in which hunters have been killed or maimed, it remains legal in South Dakota to drive with a loaded firearm and hunt pheasants and small game from the roadside or ditch, and even shoot at birds flying across highways. Interstates are off limits, and hunters cannot fire within 660 feet of most buildings or livestock, and generally not from inside a vehicle.

State game wardens and hunter safety teachers have safety concerns about carrying loaded guns in vehicles or shooting across travel lanes.

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Watch: Courageous orangutan confronts loggers’ bulldozer destroying its jungle home

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. More than 1,000 orangutans living in the region have been threatened by illegal actions in the forest

https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/watch-courageous-orangutan-confronts-loggers-bulldozer-destroying-its-jungle-home-1666004

An orangutan was seen in a video released by International Animal Rescue apparently confronting a bulldozer that was destroying its habitat in the West Kalimantan province of Borneo, in Indonesia.

The great ape is seen rushing towards a mechanical digger along a fallen tree trunk and trying to grab the huge steel bucket as it descends, before grabbing the bucket’s claws in a vain attempt to stop the destruction of its age-old jungle home. Eventually, it flees through the upturned roots of smashed trees.

The incident happened in 2013 but the footage has only just been released by IAR to show the extent of the devastation caused to the endangered…

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