Vegan Australia has begun research into a vegan agricultural system for Australia. The research will look at how the economy, employment, land use, food security, environment and other areas would be impacted by moving to an agricultural system where no animals or animal products were used.
It will also develop a plan for the transition from the current agricultural system. The research will attempt to answer questions about what Australia would look like if it moved to a vegan agricultural system and how this could be achieved.
The research is based on the principle that the use of animals is unethical and unnecessary and that we should, as an ethical society, move quickly to an animal-free agricultural system.
The research will look at how to achieve a vegan agricultural system in about 10 years. This time scale is long enough so that economic adjustments can be made to reduce disruption to the economy and employment. It is also about the time scale needed for making the drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are required to prevent run-away global warming.
Vegan Australia is supporting this research. This is a large project and we are looking for funding to be able to progress this project as quickly as possible. We are also looking for other researchers to work on parts of it. If you can assist in any way, please email Greg McFarlane at [email protected].
This research is still in the early stages. A draft of the report "Moving to a vegan agricultural system in Australia" is available. We welcome comments and suggestions.
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