Young people like me are going vegan. That’s bad for the environment

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Going vegan is all the rage. I see it all the time. I’m in my early 20s and I have lost count of how many of my peers have switched to a so-called “plant-based” lifestyle

Young liberals care deeply about the environment and want to do their bit to stop what they see as the “climate crisis.” They think going vegan will help. What they don’t realize is by giving up meat, they might actually be harming the planet.

Polls show a huge rise in veganism in recent years, especially among millennials and Gen Z – 1% of all Americans now call themselves vegan. 

A protester holds a pro-vegan placard during the demonstration in Regent Street in London on Aug. 6, 2022. (Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The trend correlates with radical views on climate change among young liberals. Left-wing environmental groups like Greenpeace and PETA campaign aggressively for people to stop eating meat and switch to veganism.

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