PETA to Gore: Become Veggie and Save the World

[Posted by the original site back in March, but still noteworthy]

Al Gore presenting An Inconvenient Truth

Via Ecorazzi:

In light of recent accusations against Al Gore that he’s not doing enough to “walk the walk”, PETA has a suggestion that could help with that issue: Go vegetarian.

The animal right’s group recently sent a letter to the former Vice President encouraging him to drop meat and help curb emissions generated by the livestock industry. From the release,

“The effect that our meat addiction is having on the climate is truly staggering. In fact, in its recent report “Livestock’s Long Shadow – Environmental Issues and Options,” the United Nations determined that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined”

The group goes on and points to a recent study conducted at the University of Chicago in which those who switched to a vegan diet did more to combat global warming than those that switched to a hybrid from a conventional gas vehicle.

“‘The single best thing that any of us can do to for our health, for animals, and for the environment is to go vegetarian,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “The best and easiest way for Mr. Gore to show his critics that he’s truly committed to fighting global warming is to kick his meat habit immediately.

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