Skip to comments.PETA TO AL GORE: YOU CAN’T BE A MEAT-EATING ENVIRONMENTALIST
Posted on 03/06/2007 3:17:45 PM PST by paulat
PETA TO AL GORE: YOU CANT BE A MEAT-EATING ENVIRONMENTALIST Tue Mar 06 2007 17:08:05 ET
The Most Inconvenient Truth: According to U.N., Animals Raised for Food Generate More Greenhouse Gases Than All Cars and Trucks Combined
Norfolk, Va. This morning, PETA sent a letter to former vice president Al Gore explaining to him that the best way to fight global warming is to go vegetarian and offering to cook him faux fried chicken as an introduction to meat-free meals. In its letter, PETA points out that Gores film, An Inconvenient Truthwhich starkly outlines the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming and just won the Academy Award for Best Documentaryhas failed to address the fact that the meat industry is the largest contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions.
In the letter, PETA points out the following:
· The effect that our meat addiction is having on the climate is truly staggering. In fact, in its recent report Livestocks Long ShadowEnvironmental Issues and Options, the United Nations determined that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.
· Researchers at the University of Chicago have determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard American car to a Toyota Prius.
PETA also reminds Gore that his critics love to question whether he practices what he preaches and suggests that by going vegetarian, he could cut down on his contribution to global warming and silence his critics at the same time.
The single best thing that any of us can do to for our health, for animals, and for the environment is to go vegetarian, says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. The best and easiest way for Mr. Gore to show his critics that hes truly committed to fighting global warming is to kick his meat habit immediately.
Love it when they eat their own...so to speak....
Agreed, it's like a fight between a rat and a snake...it's a shame they can't BOTH lose.
OMG this too funny
I love when Demos and Libs eat their own
I'll have to add that to my list of "Questions for Environmentalists":
1) Do you have kids, i.e. "little planet killers"?
2) Are you a vegetarian?
What do the Enviro-weenies think that those billion-or-so Bison that used to roam the American plains were producing? How about a gazillion caribou?
Another "Inconvenient Truth" Tee Hee!
When PETAphiles Attack... :)
That's OK, right and proper. He ought to turn morbid green and start photosynthesis, like a leafy vegetable he is.
Who is the fat guy on the left? Looks like some kind of wierdo.
No, but he CAN be a fat, squeenchy red-rimmed eyed, gray-haired, eyebrowless blob of goo.
I don't agree with Mr. Gore's fanciful tales of man-induced global warming but he should tell Ms. Newkirk to stuff it!
Seriously, though, he does look really unhealthy...when your hands puff out that much, there are some issues....
(I KNOW his stomach is puffed out more...but when it gets to the extremeties...there are problems)
Or maybe issue meat eating credits through his own company.
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