Support Meat Free Week for farm animals, the planet and your health
For the second year, World Animal Protection is joining forces with Meat Free Week to challenge Australians to give up meat for seven days and raise funds for animals in need.
Going meat free from 24th to 30th September creates a great opportunity to start thinking about how much meat you eat and the impact eating too much meat can have.
Here is what our CEO, Steve McIvor had to say about eating less meat:
“My experience is that lots of people who try to be a vegetarian or vegan end up going back to eating meat. Despite being shocked by pictures and videos showing the conditions billions of farm animals are forced to endure, many people feel they just don’t have the willpower or impetus to even try to cut down their meat consumption. But, eating humanely doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition.”
“If more people started eating a little less, but higher welfare, meat each week they could help the billions of animals who are factory farmed every year. Of the 70+ billion animals farmed annually, 50 billion of them are factory farmed. These animals are treated more like cogs in a machine, than living, breathing, feeling animals…“
“People really need to think about this when they’re filling up their baskets at the supermarket.”
Already a vegetarian or vegan? As you’ve probably worked out, Meat Free Week is aimed at meat eaters, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved.
You can encourage meat eating friends or family to take a break from meat for a week and discover some great, meat free, plant-based alternatives.
Together we can move the world to protect billions of farm animals.