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Click HERE for video and images of the demonstration that has now taken place.
Click HERE for an edited compilation of comments from online observers regarding the Al Gore demo.
Demonstration at Mr. Gore's book signing
Al Gore: Let’s talk about meat
Demonstration urges Al Gore to acknowledge meat as an important driver in climate change
Dear Mr. Al Gore:
The world commends you for bringing vital attention to the issue of climate change. It congratulates you for winning the Best Documentary Feature at the 2007 Academy Awards for An Inconvenient Truth, your groundbreaking film.
Because of you, the world has rightly been jolted into recognizing the issues of climate change.
But now we all want to know what we can do about it. And we’re hearing many useful tips on how to change our daily routines to alleviate the impacts of greenhouse gases in the environment. We’re changing our light bulbs. We’re buying high-mileage cars. We’re dreaming up new green businesses to reduce the shoe-size of our ecological footprint.
But even if we do all of this, a silent trend is working in the background that surely will wipe out all of our gains. We’re eating too much meat—meat that from a health standpoint is far in excess. And the world is on a trajectory to double its consumption of meat by mid-century. Indeed, all of our efforts to cut greenhouse emissions will be wiped out if we don’t reduce our meat consumption.
And people need to hear this from you, Mr. Gore, as the person with the most credibility to get this fact out there. If they hear it from you, they will listen.
It is an environmental imperative for humans to reduce their consumption of animal-based foods.
VivaVegie Society is an nonprofit organization that has been educating the public about vegetarianism since 1991.
Following are some pertinent facts regarding livestock production and greenhouse gas emissions from the 400-page 2006 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Livestock’s Long Shadow. Scroll down for the link to the pdf-formatted version of the report.
Or CLICK HERE to download the pdf file of the report directly.