The one thing that is going to send me over the edge today, is a steak-eating, milk-guzzling, egg-gorging person telling me that for one lousy day of their life, they’re going to care about the environment.
There are many aspects of our daily lives that affect the planet negatively. The meat, dairy and egg industry are some of them, and these also have a moral side to them, which should make it easier to cut back on.
Animals raised for food (which is utterly reprehensible morally) also places a tremendous strain on our water supply. Cattle need to be given drinking water, their crops watered, and the disgusting slaughterhouses cleaned. It takes 2400 gallons, or 9000 litres of water to produce ONE pound, or half a kilogram of beef. That’s more than an entire family would drink in a year!
In addition, animals raised for food are fed obscene quanitites of soy, corn, oats and grain, to fatten them quicker, but do not produce anything near that as a food source when slaughtered. Any businessman knowing his cost outweighed his output, would immediately change strategies.
Do you ever consider the energy that goes into dairy, cattle and chicken farming? Growing the crop to feed the animals; transportation; slaughterhouse operations – all this consumes and uses up energy! Energy that we can’t afford to waste.
And forget all the resources we are spending to raise, feed and kill animals, what about what we are releasing back into the environment: pollution.
We use up all our food, energy, and water, just to eat a dead animal, which the making of pollutes the environment.
I’m not the most logical person around, but even that seems pretty stupid to me.
Can humans stop being selfish, greedy and downright silly! Yes, nobody is perfect, and there no-one out there who is the eptiome of green. But by cutting out meat, dairy and eggs, you can drastically reduce your carbon footprint. You can be the change you want to see in the world.
This Earth Day, make a decision that will make a lasting difference.
For the planet.
For the animals.
For the people.
For you. =================================================================================================
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” — Evo Morales