The AJP believes humans can thrive while simultaneously reducing our adverse impacts on the natural environment, particularly wildlife.
The human activity which has the most adverse impacts on the most animals is food production. Changing the way we eat can dramatically reduce our impact on animals. The AJP advocacy for a plant based diet is therefore a key plank in our environment policy. No organisation or Government can have an effective environment policy without food policy being central.
In addition to food choices, we measure all resource choices by their impacts on animals. In general terms, this implies we favour recyclable and upcycled materials over those which are consumed and thrown away. If two materials are interchangable, we favour the one with the lowest land footprint, all other things being equal.
AJP favours sources of clean energy that minimise habitat destruction or other harmful impacts on animals and the environment.
These principles drive policy decisions in all of the following policies with an environmental component.
- To implement our dietary and education policies which will pave the way to an animal production phase out, thus allowing reforestation on those lands where it’s feasible.
- To back comprehensive research into all forms of clean energy, both stationary and for transportion.
- To transform to a clean energy infrastructure.