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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

—Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809–1882)

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.

—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

If you visit the killing floor of a slaughterhouse, it will brand your soul for life.

—Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

—Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (1828–1910)

Meat has a disastrous impact on climate

nedjelja, 19. rujna 2010.

Meat production is the culprit for the emission of greenhouse gases by 18 percent

Meat is considered as a status symbol and a sign of prosperity. Who can afford, daily sets it on the table. However, the best source of protein has a disastrous impact for the environment. Cars, factories and aircraft are not the only culprits for global warming - one of the perpetrators are in fact almost daily on our plate: meat! On the international 'Green Week' which was held in Berlin from 16 to 25 January to meet producers from all over the world to present their agricultural products. Marianne Thieme from the 'Party for Animals' in The Hague in his film to emphasize the detrimental role of meat. She made a film called 'Meat the Truth', which was conceived as a sequel to 'An Inconvenient Truth' by Al Gore. 'Intensive breeding of livestock leads to much greater production of greenhouse gases than all the planes and cars together. Vegetarian who drives a luxury car is less environmentally friendly than someone who eats meat and drives a Toyota Prius, says Marianne Thieme. It is in fact rely on the numbers and the Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Cow as a car

The entire transport sector - airplanes, cars, trains - according to FAO produces 14 percent of emissions that affect the creation of the greenhouse effect. Production of meat on the other side 'to blame' for as much as 18 percent of emissions. This one comes in second place, immediately after the coal fired power station. The reason is that due to production of meat they cut large forested areas, primarily in Brazil. Production of one kilogram of beef results in Brazil with nearly 60 pounds of carbon dioxide. But there is another factor, Thieme says, 'Excuse me being so direct, but with every release of gas or belching out methane from cows, and this is another harmful gas. " Transform the methane into carbon dioxide, then every cow in the year through their digestion produces CO2, which corresponds to the amount by half past four cars of the middle class. For Marianne Thieme is a logical answer: we must eat less meat. The Netherlands Minister of Agriculture Gerda Verburg wont even to hear. In her opinion, Thieme exaggeration, because the difference would not be found even if they stopped eating meat. Production of substitutes for meat and cheese also lead to the creation o f greenhouse gases, said Verburg. However, Thieme believes: 'Of course that does not mean that the meat is replaced by a different animal proteins. We generally eat less animal protein. "
Fasting for nature

'If in a week we throw a meat for one day, our government would be without much hesitation, to exercise their environmental objectives. " Party for Animals is the first such political party in the world that entered the national parliament. During the last parliamentary elections 2006th Party of the 150 seats in parliament won two. In the meantime, the party is represented with a place in the Senate. However, it is still 'small', so for her the other parties in parliament do not see a great future. The film 'Meat the truth' is currently on a world tour in America. In many other countries in the world have also established the Party for Animals, for example in Austria, Britain, Italy and Brazil.



Apart from problems with the environment, a great deal of discussion takes about cloned animals. Meat of these animals can be risky for the health of consumers - so he decided the European Office for Food Safety.

Carefree U.S.

Americans are convinced that no cloned meat or milk from cloned cows is not a risk to human health. U.S. Office for the control of food allowed the sale in early 2008. year.

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