Extinction Rebellion Malta, together with the Animal Liberation Malta group, organised a flash mob today at the University of Malta’s Quad to bring light to the destructive impacts of industrial animal agriculture locally and worldwide.
Representatives of the flash mob say that this destruction has caused greenhouse gas emissions (50-80% of agriculture-related emissions are from animal agriculture), animal exploitation, habitat destruction and land degradation, increasing likelihood of the emergence of new epidemics/pandemics and other biosecurity threats, and infringements of the territorial rights of indigenous peoples worldwide.
The event also promoted an upcoming XR/ALM event that will launch a 22-day veganism challenge which challenges all that attend to make a real difference by going against the meat industry.
Extinction Rebellion Malta has already organised multiple protests against the continued environmental destruction this country continues to face, as well as fight against the lack of planning and the waste of resources. The organisation is the local representative of the decentralised, international and politically non-partisan movement ‘Extinction Rebellion’, which commonly uses non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act justly on the climate and ecological emergency.
Photography: Robert Cuschrieri and Travis Camilleri
Written by: Extinction Rebellion Malta
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