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Earth Day Warning: The Link Between Meat Eating and Climate Change

Earth Day Warning: The Link Between Meat Eating and Climate Change

April 18th, 2007

 

"Q&A With ALDF’s Future of Animal Law Conference Keynote Speaker Jeremy Rifkin 

From Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth to headline news stories across the nation, global warming is the hot issue this Earth Day. But it may surprise you to hear that the United Nations has identified animal agriculture as the largest single contributor to global warming. According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), livestock generate a whopping 18 percent of human-related greenhouse gas emissions—that’s even more than the gas-guzzling transportation industry. "

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