Another Victory for Free Speech and Our Beloved Nonhuman Brothers and Sisters!

Landmark Lawsuit Challenges Big Dairy in Schools

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Settlement

Thank you to Marielle Williamson, a 2023 LAUSD graduate, and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who sued the school system for violating Marielle’s First Amendment Right to Free Speech to criticize dairy products after she was told not to share literature explaining that the dairy industry harms human health, nonhuman animals and the environment.



Cher and Kavaan “world’s loneliest elephant”

photo from New York Post

Kaavan continues to enjoy Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary thanks to six year campaign of superstar Cher.

Kaavan is a male Asian elephant who was known as the “world’s loneliest elephant” after his companion Saheli died in 2012.

There exist BILLIONS of LONELY, DEPRESSED, TORTURED (factory farms, etc.), innocent, sentient nonhuman (farm, wild, domestic) beings who deserve to be rescued. 

Let’s all do our parts!

UN definition of food systems transformation as Reduction NOT Elimination

During the UN SDG Food Systems Transformation session on September 17, 2023, I learned that “food systems transformation” is defined as the reduction of nonhuman agriculture rather than the elimination of nonhuman agriculture for two reasons according to a UN chief economist:  protein (primarily cow’s milk) and carbon emissions.

First, with respect to protein and cow’s milk, the UN chief economist to whom I spoke falsely stated that human beings need cow’s milk. The Truth is that there exists no reason that human beings cannot be weaned (from their own mothers’ milk or cow’s milk) like all other species. If human beings are stealing cow’s milk, then what are the baby calves who need to gain 400 pounds drinking? Not only do human beings not need cow’s milk, it has proven detrimental to human health. (See plethora of posts throughout this site.)

Second, regarding carbon emissions, UN FAO statistics provide a limited picture of livestock’s full climate impact. FAO research is not peer reviewed which is the number one rule of research. Research must be peer reviewed to count. FAO’s latest numbers were produced by the third version of its Global Livestock Assessment Model (GLEAM), a tool FAO has been refining since 2009. The new decreased estimates do NOT mean the world is successfully mitigating emissions from nonhuman animal agriculture. Rather, the FAO has been changing the parameters to measure them. 2021 study found significant discrepancies between real world measurements of methane and FAO’s modeled versions.

Specifically, the Count All Data Coalition (CADC) reminds scientists, economists and academicians that nonhuman beings who breathe CO2 must be counted.

In addition, the UN does not count 70% of deforestation (action of clearing a wide area of trees.) Deforestation is responsible for 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. FAO excludes one of the most important ways nonhuman animal agriculture exacerbates climate change, the immense amount of land it requires. Livestock uses 75% of the world’s agricultural land (including land farm nonhuman animals live on and land devoted to growing crops to feed them.) FAO also ignores the major carbon opportunity costs of the massive land use of nonhuman animal agriculture. FAO does not count the opportunity cost of nonhuman animal agriculture’s land use (a massive 40% of our planet’s habitable land area). Furthermore, FAO does not factor in significant climate benefits we would receive if we freed up some of the land now dedicated to livestock farming and allowed forests to return, unlocking their potential as “carbon sinks” that absorb and sequester greenhouse gases from the air. Freeing up land would allow large scale reforestation and native ecosystem restoration.

Rewilding is a form of ecological restoration aimed at increasing biodiversity and restoring natural processes (aspires to reduce human influence on ecosystems.)

Nonhuman animal agriculture is responsible for 87% of global emissions.

UN Data
FAO estimates nonhuman animal agriculture (production of meat, dairy, eggs) has been decreasing.
and accordingly, CO2 emissions have been decreasing;
2015…..nonhuman animal agriculture accounts for 6.19 billion tons of CO2
2013…..nonhuman animal agriculture accounts for 7.10 billion tons of CO2
Methane is now 27X as potent as carbon dioxide (CO2). (Previous IPCC estimate was 34X.)
Nitrous Oxide is now 273X as potent as carbon dioxide (CO2). (Previous IPCC estimate was 298X.)

Raw Data
Number of nonhuman animals raised for food
2021…..83 billion land nonhuman animals slaughtered for food (mostly chickens)
2011…..68 billion land nonhuman animals slaughtered for food (mostly chickens)
2006…..55 billion land nonhuman animals slaughtered for food (mostly chickens)

Legal Limitations
US EPA has been blocked from using its funds to measure livestock emissions and a bill introduced in the Senate in 2022 aimed for an outright ban on monitoring methane emissions. Nitrous oxide is difficult to measure and model.

Awaiting confirmation of Final Bill before posting herein.



Elephants have the right to liberty in Ojai, California!  The city of Ojai made legal history for nonhuman beings by becoming the first city in the US to recognize the legal right of a nonhuman being following a 4-1 vote by the Ojai City Council.  Introduced by Council Member Leslie Rule and developed with and supported by the Nonhuman Rights Project, the ordinance defines and protects elephants’ right to liberty.  Thank you to Leslie, Professor Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project TEAM.  We are five minutes before the miracle…Let’s GOOOOOOO!!!

United Nations Headquarters SDG Action Weekend in NY on September 16 and 17, 2023

I enjoyed the Honor and the Privilege of attending the United Nations Headquarters SDG Action Weekend in NY on September 16 and 17, 2023, and it proved AMAZING!!!
I learned where I need to focus my advocacy and legislation, and met the appropriate contacts to commence dialogues.
For example, I learned that the UN defines “food transformation” as reducing, rather than eliminating, “meat and milk” because according to one of my contacts, less developed countries do not have access to the nutrition that developed countries do and they need “protein” from nonhuman flesh and secretions.  Additionally, he claims that the elimination of factory farming is not necessary to sufficiently reduce carbon emissions.
Of course, we Know the two aforementioned statements remain FALSE.
My contact and I agreed to communicate via email to share statistics regarding protein and carbon emissions in order to engage in productive discussions.
I attended the conference because, after I finally drafted a proposed charter amendment for the UN (as the time is ripe), and emailed same and supporting documentation to almost all of the 193 members (except four countries that remain involved in heated controversies to the point where Americans should not visit their countries although one head of state surprisingly attended the UN GA Summit), I realized my proposed charter amendment resolved six of the 17 UN SDGs as follows: 

1 No Poverty

2 Zero Hunger

3 Good Health and Well-Being

13 Climate Action

14 Life Below Water

15 Life on Land

In addition, I learned I should attend the UN RBA meetings.
The three UN Rome based agencies (RBAs),
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO);
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD);
World Food Programme (WFP);
offer a vast range of knowledge, financial and technical expertise, and discuss policy issues related to food security, agriculture and nutrition.

Resolution of Six of United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the purpose of a World Wide, Universal Call to Action to create a more Fair, Just and Equitable world.

New Hope Now’s proposed Charter Amendment Resolves the following six (6) of the 17 SDGs:

1 No Poverty

2 Zero Hunger

3 Good Health and Well-Being

13 Climate Action

14 Life Below Water

15 Life on Land

See New Hope Now’s Call to Action at

2021 to 2022 Recap

We’ve been focusing on fundraising for our Rescue Sanctuary.

We finally found the Perfect property after a few false starts.

Now, we must raise the funds, and it’s a full time job of creativity and sweat equity!