Greta Thunberg urges millions of followers to go vegan | Totally Vegan Buzz
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged millions of followers on social media to ditch animal products from their diet to save the planet. 

The Swedish teenager, who is vegan herself, posted a picture on Facebook after she met vegan sensation Esther the Wonder Pig.

“Such a pleasure to finally meet Esther the Wonder Pig and all the other animals and volunteers at the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Ontario!” she wrote.

She accompanied the caption with “#govegan #animalrescue”.

The 16-year-old activist has been vegan for years, and even managed to convince her parents to ditch animal products from their diet. 

Thunberg and Esther’s meeting became a viral sensation earlier this month. 

The vegan influencers’ union first came to light when the pig’s Facebook account posted: “We were gonna change the world together, but she took my last cupcake so the future of our alliance is uncertain.”

The post signed off “#HowDareYou” in reference to Thunberg’s powerful message to world leaders at a UN summit last month.

Esther became a social media sensation after her owners Derek and Steve Jenkins revealed she was sold as a micro pig, but they decided to keep her despite growing to be a full sized pig.

Esther now has two books dedicated to her and there’s even an upcoming feature film about her.

According to co-owner Steve, Thunberg has been an admirer of Esther for a long time and asked to visit her sanctuary in Ontario during her climate trip to Canada. 

The Greta Effect

The Swedish activist has been in North America since appearing at a UN conference at which she gave a rousing speech demanding action from world leaders over climate change.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones,” she said.

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.”

Thunberg is now tipped to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

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Published by Oli Gross

Oli Gross is a writer and editor at Totally Vegan Buzz. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation. Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. At Totally Vegan Buzz he specialises in breaking news and features on animal rights activism. Follow him on Twitter @Oli_Gross12

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