David Duchovny Tackles Animal Rights, Veganism in New Book

Most people know David Duchonvny as an actor but with a new book out tackling the issue of veganism and animal rights in fiction form, he is ready to be Read More The post David Duchovny Tackles Animal Rights, Veganism in New Book appeared first on…

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GR:  Once again, leadership comes not from our government or our elected representatives, but from private citizens.  Thanks David.

Want to Heal the Planet? Look at What’s On Your Plate

Save the planet; eat right, and use condoms!

 

Life or Lunch?

A-planet-on-a-plate-©-LiveW-331x193-1200x699If you’re looking for another reason to reduce or eliminate animal products from your diet – as if health and animal welfare concerns weren’t enough – think of the planet. The livestock sector is a major contributor of greenhouse gases, and it also impacts the environment in other ways.

Although livestock specialists estimate their sector emits about 18 percent of human-generated greenhouse gases – per their 2006 UN Food and Agriculture Organization report called “Livestock’s Live Shadow” – updated numbers show emissions are much higher. Experts, including food journalist Mark Bittman, environmentalists from the UN’s World Bank and International Finance Corporation, and sustainability-focused organization World Watch, say the contribution is 51 percent.

How Does Livestock Production Contribute to Climate Change?

One of the prevalent greenhouse gases associated with the livestock sector is methane, a product of ruminant digestion and manure storage methods. Another is carbon dioxide, which can…

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Eggs and dairy – telling the truth

9e9fcb85-c897-436a-8806-f23364d5246eThis post will help you understand veganism. It avoids the popular justification for avoiding eggs and dairy, and explains what I believe is the proper justification–one that agrees with Leopold’s Land Ethic (on my home page).

There's an Elephant in the Room blog

I shall start by saying that I’ve been there, I’ve been deceived – I used to follow a vegetarian diet.

I chose my words there with care; vegetarianism is a diet and the significance of this will, I hope, become clear as you read on. Until I found out about veganism, I had a nagging but unexamined notion that my consumption of eggs and dairy had to be done in an ethical manner, so I always chose ‘organic’ and ‘free-range’.  Looking back, it will always mystify me why I was able to recognise the moral significance of my victims to the extent that I realised the need to try to reduce their suffering, but I was somehow incapable of doing the tiny amount of research that it eventually took in this age of Google to realise that:

  • contrary to what many believe, all ‘products’ derived from the bodies of sentient creatures result in…

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