Arnie says we should all be doing it.
Billions of animals could be spared thanks to a ground-breaking initiative by the Chinese government. China aims to halve its citizen’s meat consumption! With animal agriculture contributing more to global warming than the world’s transport, China have asserted themselves as a world leader on this global issue. Changes to the nation’s dietary guidelines have the potential to reduce China’s emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030 — more than the UK and Australia combined!
As well as tackling climate change, the Chinese government hope to tackle some of the country’s major health concerns. High meat consumption has been linked to four of the major killers — heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. These four health issues are responsible for 85% of deaths in China.
Teaming up with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and director James Cameron, the government has prepared a series of public information ads encouraging Chinese people to eat less meat. Cameron and Schwarzenegger, who says he feels fantastic after cutting back on meat, hope that this message will reach a global audience as protecting the environment is the responsibility of all of us.