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    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    WHY JANE GOODALL IS A VEGETARIAN

    Jane Goodall on the Threat of Animal Agriculture, GOP Climate Change Denial & Why She’s a Vegetarian

    January 14, 2016 (Democracy Now)

    “…I don’t see how you can come to any other conclusion but that it’s our misuse of fossil fuels, the emissions—from agriculture, from industry, from households—the vast impact that’s being made by this intensive farming of animals. And in order to feed the billions and billions of cows and pigs and chickens, even if you don’t care about the cruelty, even if you refuse to admit that these are individuals with feelings, who feel pain and have emotions…you have to admit huge areas of forest are cut down to grow grain to feed them. Intensive cattle grazing is turning forests to woodland, to scrubland. And food in one end, gas out both ends, that’s methane. And that’s an even more potent greenhouse gas than CO2. It’s about 36 percent of all methane emissions…[I’m a vegetarian partly because animals are individuals and] I wouldn’t eat a cow any more than I would eat my dog…And pigs are more intelligent than many dogs…[I]n addition, when you know the impact on the environment of this intensive, intensifying eating of meat, it’s also true that being a vegetarian is more healthy…[You have to be a bit careful to get the right sort of nutrients] but I do stick to that…” click here for more

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