Pork Purveyors, Lamb Lobbyists, and Poultry Pushers Are Harder on the Environment and the Nation’s Health Than Gasoline, Alcohol, and Tobacco, Says PETA
For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2008
“……meat is a leading cause of global warming and causes cancer and heart disease–driving health-care costs through the roof. According to a recent U.N. study, raising animals for meat is responsible for more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, SUVs, ships, and planes in the world combined. PETA is calling on the government to end its millions of dollars in wasteful subsidies of the meat industry’s unhealthy products and to tax meat at 10 cents per pound to offset its staggering costs, just as alcohol, tobacco, gasoline, and other items are subject to a “sin” tax.”http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=11858
Ok, these people are bizarre. They stretch every health finding, trend or theory to suit their agenda.
“We have wished, we ecofreaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion — guilt-free at last!” — Stewart Brand (writing in the Whole Earth Catalogue
“We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects . . . We must reclaim the roads and plowed land, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres of presently settled land.” — David Foreman, Earth First!
“Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed.” — Pentti Linkola
“What we’ve got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.” — Timothy Wirth, U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)
“The collective needs of non-human species must take precedence over the needs and desires of humans.” — Dr. Reed F. Noss, The Wildlands Project
“Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social and environmental.” — Dave Forman, Founder of Earth First!
“The continued rapid cooling of the earth since WWII is in accord with the increase in global air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization and exploding population”. — Reid Bryson, “Global Ecology; Readings towards a rational strategy for Man”, (1971)
“This [cooling] trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century.” — Peter Gwynne, Newsweek 1976
“This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000.” — Lowell Ponte “The Cooling”, 1976
“If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder by the year 2000…This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age”. — Kenneth E.F. Watt on air pollution and global cooling, Earth Day (1970)