Raising enormous numbers of land animals for food—more than 77 billion globally in 2013—causes significant emissions of three of the most important climate-changing gases, disrupting weather, temperature, and ecosystem health.
Practically every stage of meat, egg, and dairy production contributes to the climate crisis by releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. HSI promotes transition away from industrial farm animal production to more sustainable—and welfare-friendly—forms of agriculture, as well as a reduction in the number of animals raised for food. You can help by adopting a diet that is more friendly to animals and the environment.
January 22, 2016
Humane Society International/India Campaigner Honoured for Animal Welfare in #100Women Achievers Contest
HSI/India campaigner in Kerala recognized by the Honourable President of India for animal welfare in #100Women Achievers contest
December 22, 2015
While the COP 21 agreement did not address emissions from farm animals, observers and negotiators filled the room for HSI's official side-event, "Meat: the big omission from the talks on emissions."
December 1, 2014
Canadian Political Parties Encouraged to Address Serious Impacts of Animal Agriculture on Climate Change
HSI/Canada called on the Canadian delegation to the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to work with other nations to combat human-induced climate change by addressing the significant impacts of animal agriculture on the environment.
May 19, 2014
Costa Rica Beer Factory became the first restaurant in the country to join the global Meatless Monday movement. HSI worked with the restaurant to implement the program.