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Asheville Declares First Ever 'City-Proclaimed' Vegan Challenge in U.S.

Asheville Declares First Ever 'City-Proclaimed' Vegan Challenge in U.S.

The famously artsy and progressive city of Asheville, North Carolina declared the week of June 4-10 as the nation's first "city-proclaimed" seven-day vegan challenge. The initiative —organized by the City of Asheville, regional hospital Mission Health and no-kill shelter Brother Wolf Animal Rescue —aims to promote the vegan diet as a means to combat climate change , mass species extinction and animal cruelty , and to improve human health , a Brother Wolf spokesperson told EcoWatch. Mayor Esther Manheimer signed the proclamation last week. The document makes points such as: More than 70 billion animals are bred and slaughtered each year, making global animal agriculture the leading cause of animal cruelty worldwide, Global animal agriculture is the leading cause of global deforestation, rainforest depletion, soils degradation, water scarcity, desertification and ocean dead ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/asheville-vegan-challenge-257393...

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