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McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby cactus flower » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:23 am

McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:01am EDT
NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney is urging the world to go vegetarian in a bid to fight global warming and is surprised more green groups don't promote it.

In an interview with the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), McCartney said the global meat industry was a major contributor to global warming. A transcript of the PETA interview was given to Reuters.

"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.

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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby savillerowdie » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:17 am

Oh puhlease, enough already with the "go veggie - we're destroying the earth" crap.
If you like going veggie then good for you, I'm very happy it works so well for you, but stop trying to shove it down my throat, please. :pukel
If there's really such a great concern about so called climate change, then why would you be planning to launch a 14 month world tour with it's consequential enormous mythical carbon footprint?
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby Crisstti » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:40 pm

Hey, the United Nations issued a report stating that the livestock business generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined.

I guess we can trust them.

- Livestock a major threat to environment:
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/200 ... index.html

- http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/library ... 701E00.htm

- http://www.independent.co.uk/environmen ... 27843.html
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby savillerowdie » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:27 pm

The United Nations?
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Now there's an organization whose credibility is beyond reproach.
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby Crisstti » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:19 pm

Oh, I see. It's probably that vegetarian groups are a group of so much economical and political power that they made the UN do that report. Sure.
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby chris » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:06 pm

savillerowdie wrote:... so called climate change...


be strong...don't give an inch. if we concede this today, pretty soon people will start believing that other scientific fallacy...gravity :shock:
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby EddieV » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:28 am

I can´t live without meat! But maybe cut down on it!!
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby Crisstti » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:08 pm

EddieV wrote:I can´t live without meat! But maybe cut down on it!!


Mmm... yes, you can. :) Just a scientific fact.
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby gfgb123 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:48 pm

Crisstti wrote:
EddieV wrote:I can´t live without meat! But maybe cut down on it!!


Mmm... yes, you can. :) Just a scientific fact.


Don't put all your trust in scientists. They tend to change their minds every other day. Alfter all that's said and done they still haven't found the cure for the common cold.
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Re: McCartney urges vegetarianism to fight climate ills (Reuters

Postby EddieV » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:51 am

Crisstti wrote:
EddieV wrote:I can´t live without meat! But maybe cut down on it!!


Mmm... yes, you can. :) Just a scientific fact.


It is also a fact that there are essentials protein in meat that you can´t get from other sources!
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