The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization issued a report stating that the livestock business generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined. Wow! More than all forms of transportation combined? I am speechless, not really. That's the sort of stuff I've come to expect from the most corrupt bureaucracy on the planet.
They (PETA) offer lots of salient gems such as: "Environmentalists are still pointing their fingers at Hummers and SUVs when they should be pointing at the dinner plate," said Matt Prescott, manager of vegan campaigns for PETA.
The UN and animal rights groups who almost always overlap in their missions, have coalesced around a message that eating meat is worse for the environment than driving. They and smaller groups have started advertising campaigns that try to equate vegetarianism with curbing greenhouse gases. But hold on just a second, is this good science?
What causes flatulence? (the most evil, destructive and offensive of greenhouse gases) Could
the proposed cure cause more flatulent emissions than it is meant to eliminate, thereby worsening "runaway global warming"? You bet it will, but that won't stop them, they won't even flinch.
The agenda should be clear by now-Eliminate the west's standard of living which they have worked hard for and redistribute the wealth to those who will not work.
Matt Prescott said that his group had written to more than 700 environmental groups, asking them to promote vegetarianism, and that it would soon distribute leaflets that highlight the effect of eating meat on global warming. He also said "You just cannot be a meat-eating environmentalist." Sounds a bit tyrannical to me. These people are all the same, they will not live and let live. They want control-they are control freaks! The most evil and destructive of human character disorders. They are little Hitlers willing to lie, kill, steal and more to control the thoughts and lives of others.
Now we will demolish their argument that vegetarianism will curb green house gas emissions. How will the proposed conversion of all people to the vegan lifestyle increase the flatulent green house emissions? Let's use a little basic science mixed with a little common sense.
Let us assume that over 6 billion people convert to a near vegan lifestyle. Bear in mind that there will still be most livestock left in the world since we will still need wool, leather, lanolin, milk, cheese, pet food, and other indispensable animal products.
We will only be able to reduce the current livestock population by 50 million or so. At the same time there will be 6 billion plus vegans. So for every cow eliminated we will have roughly 120 vegans.
Just a side note. In another article here at the Free World Survey we covered a story concerning moose. It seems the moose produce far more flatulent gas than cows. Click here to read how moose and other wild vegetarians emit global warming gases in copious quantities.
Vegans emit more flatulent green house gasses than meat-eaters. What causes flatulence?
Mammalian green house emissions are produced by the ingestion of flatulence-producing foods which are typically high in certain polysaccharides (especially oligosaccharides such as inulin) and include beans, lentils, dairy products, onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, radishes, sweet potatoes, cashews, Jerusalem artichokes, oats, wheat, yeast in breads, and other vegetables. Cauliflower, Broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables that belong to the Brassica family are commonly reputed to not only increase flatulence, but to increase the pungency of the flatus. In beans, endogenous gases seem to arise from complex oligosaccharide (carbohydrates) that are particularly resistant to digestion by mammals, but which are readily digestible by microorganisms that inhabit the digestive tract. These oligosaccharides pass through the upper intestine largely unchanged, and when they reach the lower intestine, bacteria feed on them, producing copious amounts of flatus. In the case of those with lactose intolerance, intestinal bacteria feeding on lactose can give rise to excessive gas production when milk or lactose-containing substances have been consumed. For more documentation click here
Please note that meat does not cause flatulence! So, we give up one flatulent animal (a cow) and gain 120 other flatulent animals. (vegetarians) I don't know what volume of noxious gases are emitted by cows, but surely it cannot be more than 120 global warming chicken littles.
I have quoted this before, and I'll quote it again in the interest of saving the planet and on behalf of the sane people. Marie Antoinette would have said: