From my perspective, the three most annoyingly preachy people in the world are Christians, Muslims and vegetarians. The one thing that vegetarians have that the others don’t is a HUGE AMOUNT OF DATA, FACTS, and the support of the United Nations.
WHY DO YOU DO ‘ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE’ THINGS AND STILL EAT MEAT?
Being evironmentally responsible is really trendy in a very superficial way in our country. Lots of people recycle, lots of people are changing modes of transportation, lots of people are monitoring their energy use but very few are avoiding the #1 most environmentally damaging industry in the entire world: meat production. Many environmental scientific watchdog groups, like Worldwatch Institute, have known this for years but the United Nations finally studied the issue 2 years ago and came to the same conclusion: the best thing you can do for the environment is to not eat meat.
I love all the environmental issues related to domestic oil drilling, coming from people that probably eat meat. The environmental hazards from drilling are absolutely miniscule compared to FACTS, according to the EPA, like: the meat industry pollutes more water in America than EVERY OTHER INDUSTRY COMBINED . . . or that cattle grazing causes 85% of all soil erosion in the United States. In a few decades, when we’re having trouble growing domestic crops because of soil runoff, you can rest assured that it’s not at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico thanks to our beef diet.
The environmental ramifications are just gigantic. Meat is the biggest contributor to global warming as it is the #1 biggest cause of deforestation. It takes a lot of grain to feed all those KFC chickenz!
WHY DO YOU PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT POOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD AND STILL EAT MEAT?
This one is really simple and totally ignored. There are hundreds of millions of starving people in the world, in spite of that we grow enough crops every year to feed the world many times over. We raise enough crops to feed to COWS ALONE every year to feed the world’s human population. But that’s just it, we’re wasting it unnecessarily on livestock. It takes 16 lbs of grain and over 2000 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat. Every time you eat meat you are wasting 15 potential meals that could have benefited someone somewhere else in the world.
WOW, THERE REALLY IS A MEDIA BIAS!
The fact that these facts are out there and have been endorsed by the United Nations but still receive VERY little coverage in our news media is nothing short of an abomination. People like Al Gore are celebrated for their semi-scientific movies that naturally completely ignore the BIGGEST ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE. The media loves to give green tips and almost never mentions anything related to meat or even diet.
Even groups like Sierra Club that love hunting acknowledge the damage of meat production. There is a LOT of information on these issues out there. But don’t look for it in our degenerate, Obama-loving, status quo-adoring news media.