Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Vegan/Vegetarian and the environment

http://www.meat.org/

Caution, this link is graphic. But necessary to raise awareness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_effects_of_meat_production

http://www.veganoutreach.org/whyvegan/environment.html

http://veg.ca/content/view/133/111/

http://www.hsus.org/farm/resources/pubs/gve/for_the_environment.html

http://www.emagazine.com/view/?142

http://www.goveg.com/environment.asp

http://www.ecoearth.info/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=96821

and

http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/library/key_pub/longshad/A0701E00.htm

From the above paper:

“one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale ….”

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