Eating meat is a crime against humanity and can be banned, says QC

Eating meat is a crime against humanity and should be BANNED, says top lawyer Michael Mansfield while calling for a new infringement of & # 39; ecocide & # 39;

  • Left-wing lawyer Michael Mansfield says that eating meat can become illegal
  • The self-proclaimed & # 39; radical lawyer & # 39 ;, Mr. Mansfield, must call a "ecocide" crime
  • He will speak during the launch of a vegan campaign at the Labor Party conference
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A prominent lawyer says that eating meat can become illegal because it is so bad for the environment.

Michael Mansfield, the left-wing lawyer known as "Moneybags Mansfield" for his huge income from high-profile cases, is expected to evoke an "ecocide" crime today.

Mansfield, a self-proclaimed "radical lawyer" who has represented the victims of the Grenfell Tower and Hillsborough disasters, will speak today at the launch of a vegan campaign at the Labor Party conference in Brighton.

The 77-year-old will make the comments as part of a panel that debates the effects of livestock farming on climate change, at the launch of the Viva Vegan Now project! [File photo]

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The 77-year-old will make the comments as part of a panel that debates the effects of livestock farming on climate change at the launch of the Viva! Vegan Now project [file photo]

Vegan good cause Viva! published part of his speech last night.

Mr. Mansfield will say: "I think if we look at the damage that eating meat inflicts on the planet, it is not ridiculous to think that one day it will become illegal.

"There were many things that were once commonplace and that are now illegal, such as smoking inside."

The UN report said that reducing food wastage and eating less meat will reduce climate change by saving millions of square miles of land from agricultural decline. A stock image is used above [file photo]

The UN report said that reducing food wastage and eating less meat will reduce climate change by saving millions of square miles of land from agricultural decline. A stock image is used above [file photo]

The UN report said that reducing food wastage and eating less meat will reduce climate change by saving millions of square miles of land from & # 39; degradation & # 39; by agriculture. A stock image is used above [file photo]

The 77-year-old will make the comments as part of a panel that debates the effects of livestock farming on climate change, at the launch of the Viva Vegan Now project!

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He is also expected to propose legislation to criminalize the destruction of nature, which he compares to a & # 39; crime against humanity & # 39 ;.

Mansfield will say: "We know that the top 3,000 companies in the world are responsible for more than £ 1.5 trillion in environmental damage, with meat and dairy production high on the list.

& # 39; We know that because the UN told us that. It is time for a new ecocide law alongside genocide and other crimes against humanity. & # 39;

His comments follow a UN recommendation that eating less meat is a & # 39; big chance & # 39; is to save the planet from climate change.

International scientists have warned that food production causes more than a third of the estimated greenhouse gas emissions and that meat, especially beef and lamb, is the worst food for the environment.

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The UN report said that reducing food wastage and eating less meat will reduce climate change by saving millions of square miles of land from & # 39; degradation & # 39; by agriculture.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that a quarter of the world's ice-free country has been damaged by human activity, with the soil of agricultural fields eroding up to 100 times faster than it forms.

The body, which advises governments on the science of climate change, called for more sustainable use of land and said that about 25 to 30 percent of globally produced food was wasted.

International scientists have warned that food production causes more than a third of the estimated greenhouse gas emissions and that meat, especially beef and lamb, is the worst food for the environment [file photo]

International scientists have warned that food production causes more than a third of the estimated greenhouse gas emissions and that meat, especially beef and lamb, is the worst food for the environment [file photo]

International scientists have warned that food production causes more than a third of the estimated greenhouse gas emissions and that meat, especially beef and lamb, is the worst food for the environment [file photo]

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