The world’s most beloved natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, has called upon humankind to reduce meat consumption for the sake of our own survival.
In the lead-up to the release of his latest documentary, a Netflix special entitled ‘Our Planet’, Sir David offered the public a clear and simple message:
“We can’t go on eating meat at the rate we have been…
“I no longer have the same appetite for meat. Why? I’m not sure. I think subconsciously maybe it’s because of the state of the planet….
“Above all, we have to bear one thing in mind – every single mouthful of food and every breath of air we take is dependent on a healthy planet.”
‘Our Planet’ once again follows Sir David as he traverses the world, capturing diverse environments and introducing viewers to the lives of unique animals.
However, the documentary also presents a grim and uncompromising assessment on the state of our planet:
“What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth”, Sir David tells viewers.
The 8-part documentary highlights how the industrial-scale destruction of natural habitats and gross over-population have brought about irreversible ecological disaster.
“The question is, Are we going to be in time, and are we going to do enough? And the answer to both of those is no”, Sir David told Time magazine.
“We won’t be able to do enough to mend everything. But we can make it a darn sight better than it would be if we didn’t do anything at all.”
Sir David Attenborough has intrigued viewers for over 65 years, delighting generations with accounts from our precious natural world.
With our Earth threatened like never before, will we finally get off our couch and listen to what Sir David has to say?