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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Paul McCartney says go vegetarian decrease global warming

Title: (I can't remember! lol but it reminds me of global warming)
Media: Mixed media with resin

GLobal warming is not my usual subject but one that my son and I have been discussing a lot lately. He's an avid reader and loves science so is developing an interest in global warming issues, recycling, saving the environment etc.

Most people dont know that I'm a third generation vegetarian and my children are fourth. Being a vegetarian has mainly been for humantiarian reasons because we feel passionately about animal rights. But now we are adding decreasing global warming to our list of reasons for choosing to be a vegetarian.

Today the New Zealand Herald published this article

McCartney: Go vege

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is urging the world to go vegetarian in a bid to fight global warming.

In an interview with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), McCartney said the global meat industry was a major contributor to global warming. "The biggest change anyone could make in their own lifestyle would be to become vegetarian,"

McCartney, a longtime vegetarian and advocate of vegetarianism, said. "I would urge everyone to think about taking this simple step to help our precious environment and save it for the children of the future."

McCartney says the amount of land and water used to maintain the meat industry makes it a major contributor to climate change and complains that most environmental groups do not list vegetarianism as one of their top priorities.

"It's very surprising that most major environmental organizations are leaving the option of going vegetarian off their lists of top ways to curtail global warming," he said.

A 2006 United Nations report found that cattle-rearing generated more greenhouse gases than transportation.

I wonder how many environmentalists, greenies etc will take this step to decrease global warming????

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