Auckland's Climate Action Plan

I’m cutting back on red meat

Tell us  why in the comments.

Joan Garth 2 months ago

Animal agriculture - both the damage to environment and what it takes to feed them is the second only to power generation in destruction — ie more than all forms of transport combined !!

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Janet Cole 2 months ago

As a family with growing teenagers, we seek a balance, so focusing on ethical/ sustainable meat, and less per person so eg one piece of meat sliced in a pasta salad across the whole family for some days, fish once a week and vegetarian once a week. I was brought up with the approach that everyone had a piece of meat each every night, and sometimes for breakfast too eg sausages. I do think dairy is taking a huge toll on the environment as well and we need to be making good household choices around this too.

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Debbie Berry 2 months ago

I have reduced my red meat because the damage cows have on the environment

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Philippa Geere-Watson 2 months ago

I just don't see the need for it. Get enough flavor and goodness from vegetables

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Kim Graham 2 months ago

There are two motivators here for me. The first was indeed the advice in an article saying that giving up red meat was a viable choice a sole person could make to lessen to climate change. Once this decision was made, further science articles supported a vegan lifestyle based on cancer rates; those with a plant based diet didn't get or survived cancer better than those who ate meat.

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Florence Kwok 2 months ago

Eating less animal meat, eating more vegetable and fruits. Human will get healthier by eating less meat and more vegetables and fruits

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Mark Miller 1 month ago

Varied diet better for personal health and the environment

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Shane Lewis 1 month ago

I've cut back in quantity but maintained a higher quality

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Shirley Coutts 1 month ago

Not off completely but we are weaning ourselves off it. We understand that the agricultural sector accounts for almost half of our total emissions all thanks to the methane in the animals farts and burps.

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Rochelle Boylan 1 month ago

Have not been a huge red meat eater, but do enjoy a roast lamb once in a blue moon. For me, the choice is financial.

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kelp strewn 1 month ago

Yes.

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Saul Deeber 3 weeks ago

Healthier to cut down

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