• The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, “We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.
    -Paul McCartney

wastelandA major 2006 report by the United Nations summarized the devastation caused by the meat industry. Raising animals for food, the report said, is “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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Era of Wars Triggered by Climate Change 2782
Nursing the World Back to Health 7731
Livestock: Major Environment Threat 3723
8,500 Gallons of Water for 1 Pound of Beef 3299
Livestock's Long Shadow 4255
Skip the Steak! 8378
Troubling Trends - Kofi Annan 4028
Population Growth 3388
Impact of Population Growth 3225
Contributory Factors 3227
What is Population Growth? 3453
Is it Only the 'Third World' that is Growing? 3007
Earth's Carrying Capacity 3486
Impact of Continued Growth 3020
Where are we Headed? 2983
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