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Vegetarianism – A Contribution to Fighting Climate Change

Yesterday a friend sent me the Open Letter of the vice president of the European Vegetarian Union, Renato Pichler, to Mr. Barroso, president of the European Commission in the context of the ongoing destruction of our world. He invited him to initiate an objective and open investigation about vegetarianism as a compassionate lifestyle and about the benefits it delivers in view of fighting against the global climate change.

The letter cited the statement of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that global climate change is “very likely” to have a human cause, and the FAO-warning that “livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation.” The European Parliament even alerted on 31 January 2007 that `Fighting climate change is about “saving civilization”‘.

In this it has to be considered that vegetarians do not have any share in the raising and killing of many billions of sentient animals. A vegetarian diet has to do with Good Will, for with a meatless diet we contribute to avoid not only violence against animals but also a better use of the agricultural resources.

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You might like to download our free brochure: “Ideas and Recipes for a Lacto-Vegetarian Diet.

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