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Environmentalists Should Be Vegetarians

The Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) challenges global warming activists and environmentalists to acknowledge the "Inconvenient Truth" that eating animals and their byproducts is the single greatest cause of global warming and that humankind can take an essential and enormous step in reducing global warming by eating lower on the food chain -- ideally, a plant-based diet. VUNA is initiating a major campaign to urge Al Gore and the environmental community to transfer the meat from their plates to the center of their climate change-fighting agendas.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2007 -- The Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) challenges global warming activists and environmentalists to acknowledge the "Inconvenient Truth" that eating animals and their byproducts is the single greatest cause of global warming and that humankind can take an essential and enormous step in reducing global warming by eating lower on the food chain -- ideally, a plant-based diet.

"Al Gore and climate activists have consistently failed to recognize one of the most inconvenient truths of our time," says VUNA President Saurabh Dalal. "Animal agriculture and animal product consumption on a global scale is perhaps the greatest (anthropogenic) cause of global warming today," continued Dalal, "and given a personal choice between helping to save the planet and consuming animal products, too many people who should know better are ignoring that truth while they gorge on their chicken wings and hamburgers."

VUNA, an umbrella organization for independent vegetarian groups throughout the United States and Canada, cites a 2006 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report "Livestock's Long Shadow" http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000448 which concludes global animal agriculture contributes more greenhouse gas emissions (in CO2 equivalents), an astonishing 18 percent of the total, than ALL forms of transportation.

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full story: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/5/prweb525956.htm
 

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