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The Planet Cannot Sustain Animal Agriculture
October 12, 2015

  1. Vegans Produce the Least Amount of Greenhouse Gases
  2. This Week’s Famous Quote: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1850 – 1902), American suffragette, social activist, abolitionist, anti-vivisectionist and vegetarian
  3. Want to End World Hunger?
  4. This Week’s Bible Verse: Proverbs 19:1
  5. Half of Fish Gone
  6. This Week’s Video: Global Warming

1. Vegans Produce the Least Amount of Greenhouse Gases 

Eating animals is bad for the planet. A new study shares, once again, that people who consume animal products produce twice the amount of greenhouse gases compared to vegans. Faunalytics (formerly the Humane Research Council) states that “Meat-eating men were found to generate the most dietary GHGs, while vegan women generated the least. Overall, a vegetarian and pescatarian diet produced similar amounts of GHGs—about 50% less than meat eaters. However, being vegan reduced dietary GHG emissions by twice this amount.”

Please visit Meat Eaters Produce Double the Greenhouse Gases as Vegans.

Eating God’s animals hurts us, hurts them and hurts the planet. Global warming is creating havoc on Earth and each of us bears the responsibility to do what we can to help mitigate its terrible consequences. Going vegan is the most important step! There’s no need to enslave and kill animals when there’re so many delicious plant-based foods we can eat.

2. This Week’s Famous Quote

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flows into our souls."
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1850 – 1902), American suffragette, social activist, abolitionist, anti-vivisectionist and vegetarian

3. Want to End World Hunger?

Most people would like to see the end to world hunger, and most people feel powerless at such goal. However, the solution to world hunger is much easier than we think. Currently, half of the world's agricultural land is used for livestock farming, which means that most of the grain produced is fed to livestock and not to people. Also, it means that there’s less space to grow fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes for people, which provide vital nutrients that animals products don’t. The solution to world hunger is for everyone to eat plant-based foods in order to make land available, to stop exploiting animals unnecessarily, to stop the pollution of animal agriculture, and to make responsible use of natural resources.

Please visit Cutting Back On Meat Consumption Could Help End Hunger By 2030: Experts

4. This Week’s Bible Verse 
(RSV) Proverbs 19:1

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool.

Indeed, dishonesty and lack of integrity don’t help us to follow God’s will. Instead, it allows us to take advantage of others, which causes suffering on all of God’s creation. This is the case of the animal agriculture industry.

5. Half of Fish Gone

A new report by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London reveals that the number of fish and other aquatic animals dropped 49 percent between 1970 and 2012. The study comprised 5,829 populations of 1,234 species, twice as many as previous studies.

Please visit Number of fish in the sea has dropped by nearly half since 1970, report says.

Our insatiable hunger for fish and for profit is devastating fish populations to a point of no return. How terrible that humans seem to care so little for God’s animals and the rest of God’s creation!

6. This Week’s Video: Global Warming

This short video - Diet and Climate Change: Cooking Up a Storm - explains why global warming is considered an eminent public health threat and how can we eat to combat dietary diseases and greenhouse gas emissions at the same. Please share!

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