Nation Rising: End Animal Agriculture Subsidies! For the people, planet and animals.

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NATION RISING  is a non-partisan political advocacy group. We’re bringing together individuals, experts, and organizations across Canada concerned about the environment, health, and animal rights to put pressure on the government to stop the multi-billion dollar subsidies that go to animal agriculture.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
We all recognize the catastrophic, irreversible damage animal agriculture is having on the planet and its inhabitants, but it’s unlikely that any one of us can force the government to stop funding it on our own. This is why Nation Rising exists – to unite us all in a single goal that we can win.

WE CARE ABOUT FARMERS
We are a love-based movement. We are not trying to destroy farmers, but rather create a better world for all. That’s why our demands include providing financial assistance to farmers wishing to make the transition to plant-based farming.

  • Statistics Canada reports that the two leading causes of death in Canada are cancer and heart disease, and the consumption of animal products are linked to both; The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer recently classified processed meat as a class one carcinogen, in the same category as tobacco smoke, plutonium, and asbestos;
  • It is wrong that our tax dollars are used to fund food that makes us sick, destroys our planet, and exploits animals;
    Animal agriculture is responsible for producing more greenhouses gases than all transportation combined and is the leading cause of global warming, species extinction, deforestation, water pollution, and ocean dead zones; and
  • It is unethical and unnecessary to continue to exploit farmed animals in any way, whether it be for food, clothing, science, or entertainment, as they cannot be humanely exploited or slaughtered.

OUR DEMANDS
 

1. Stop subsidies to animal agriculture
Stop the multi-billion dollar subsidies that go to animal agriculture. It is wrong that our tax dollars are used to fund food that makes us sick, destroys our planet, and hurts animals.

2. Make healthy food affordable
Create new subsidies to ensure healthy, organic, plant-based food is affordable for everyone, in particular Indigenous and low-income communities.

3. Help farmers transition to plant-based farming
Provide financial assistance to farmers wishing to make the transition to plant-based farming, and set up the necessary committees to provide guidance during that transition

 

Signing this petition will allow us to show our local MPs and federal government this is an issue that concerns Canadians. We want them them align their values with those of the new Canada Food Guide. We will be meeting with MPs in as many ridings as possible so help us prove we have a voice.  This is OUR government,  they work for us. Right now they only hear from industry lobbyists.  Let your voice be heard.