Wednesday, March 07, 2007


BREAKING NEWS FROM DRUDGE (all emphasis mine)

Tue Mar 06 2007 17:08:05 ET

The Most ‘Inconvenient Truth’: According to U.N., Animals Raised for Food Generate More Greenhouse Gases Than All Cars and Trucks Combined

Norfolk, Va. — This morning, PETA sent a letter to former vice president Al Gore explaining to him that the best way to fight global warming is to go vegetarian and offering to cook him faux “fried chicken” as an introduction to meat-free meals. In its letter, PETA points out that Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth—which starkly outlines the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming and just won the Academy Award for “Best Documentary”—has failed to address the fact that the meat industry is the largest contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions.

In the letter, PETA points out the following:

· 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.

· Researchers at the University of Chicago have determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard American car to a Toyota Prius.

PETA also reminds Gore that his critics love to question whether he practices what he preaches and suggests that by going vegetarian, he could cut down on his contribution to global warming and silence his critics at the same time.

“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.”"

i'm not so sure this isn't a very good time to have a bee-ell-tee.

tell me why else we should raise animals? with the exception of our pets? these freaky, tofu-fluffin' fairies have got a point - they're going after al! what could be better than this? well, except last week when they were going after the trappist monks in south carolina...

al, come on - PUT DOWN THE FORK!


nanc said...

p.s. they're having to cancel the next global warming summit due to inclimate weather...BWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

Livestock are responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions as measured in carbon dioxide equivalent, reports the FAO. This includes 9 percent of all CO2 emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide.

...and if 9% is more than what all the cars and truck on earth are pumping into the atmosphere... what the hell is everyone complaining about?

Besides, if cow flatulence is gonna kill us, at least we'll die laughing.

btw - I only support free-range politicians. Gore's obviously been pumped full of hormones & force fed.

kuhnkat said...


you DO realise that man's contribution to CO2 is about .5%???

and that CO2 is only about 3% of Green House gases.

and that WATER VAPOUR makes up about 95% of GreenHouse gasses??

What, Al "meat eating inconvenient BORE" Gore did not mention these inconvenient TRUTHS in his video??


Oh yeah, and depending on which
conspiracy theorist, err, Environmentalist you listen to, cow farts are INCLUDED in teh .5% CO2 contribution of humans cause we raise them for food!!!!

I occasionally wonder what the herd of buffalo created that were described to cover the plains from horizon to horizon and taking DAYS for the herd to pass the observers position!!!




nanc said...

could i get someone to pull my finger - it's been a little chilly here in no-ark?

chalacuna said...

Global warming has been hitting countries across the globe. Wether we like it or not it is the reality that we are going to face.

But there is still hope, if we just make one step at a time to solve this problem.

Going for Hybrid and Biofuels could be a great factor in reducing pollutants.

For 100% emission free, Electric Cars is the ultimate solution. Lets go for green and help save the planet.

nanc said...

that's an impressive load of blogs you have there, count chacala - your mind must hurt with all that activity?

as for me, i'll stick with the laws of thermodynamics - everything falls and everything dies. not just some things - everything. it's just our time. whether it be from warming, icing or an asteroid.

man can do little to turn it around. we should all be responsible for our own and not have it hoisted upon us by a bunch of treehugging lunarticks!

Anonymous said...

I don't know nanc, that 1st link was pretty informative!

Anonymous said...

I guess this is what they call "niche marketting"...

nanc said...

why not combine them?

it's too busy - perhaps he could take some F.I.G. burning lessons?

nanc said...

oh! you're talking about his links and i was talking about his string of blogs!

no, i am not blond...

Anonymous said...

I guess I missed your comment's meaning too. I think he might be a it looks like the more ad space that he can push you into, the more he makes... or something like that.

nanc said...

now there's a novel idea - a treehuggin' spammer!

kuhnkat said...

Chalacuna is apparently as indoctrinated as Al "the inconvenient BORE" Gore!!!

Based on current science, if the earth is 4.5 BILLION YEARS OLD, the core should be COLD. Yet, we have volcanoes from HOT MAGMA and geysers from SUPERHEATED water pressure and the scientists tell us the core is ALL MOLTEN!!

I'm still waiting for a conventional science explanation of how the MOON is in an orbit of the earth that is SPIRALLING AWAY!! Extended back in time you have the moon merging with the earth!!!

Yet, those conventional scientists tell us there were NO catastrophic happenings recently that could cause any of these amazing scientific FACTS!!!


I also want them to tell us how our COW FARTS are causing the Global Warming on MARS!!!!!!


Yup, tell us all about those INCONVENIENT TRUTHS AL!!!

Russet Shadows said...

I love watching the left tear itself apart. PETA inadvertantly has shown how small of a problem noxious emissions really are and how little anyone else should care about it all. Go PETA, go!

Anonymous said...

P = people

E = eating

T = t-bones

A = allover!


Brooke said...


People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.

:D Mmmm.

kuhnkat said...

MR Al IS on the salad!!!

Can't you see the vegetable juice squeezed from under his big shoes??