Meat Production Impact

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Going Veg is a Climate Must!

The latest global warming research makes clearer than ever that there’s no fixing, or even mitigating, a climate change catastrophe without a worldwide switch to a vegetarian diet. Don’t look for alternatives to save us, such as grass-fed beef which is actually worse.  Nothing else can be substituted for going veg, and even the most optimistic … Continue reading

The Flu – What can we do?

The swine flu is here and it’s serious this year. It will make some sick, some so sick they need to be hospitalized, and sadly some will die. Because there are no uniform reporting requirements in Washington, and because most will tough it out at home, it’s hard to get reliable statistics, but we do know … Continue reading

Obama Adminstration Chickens Out

The news about chicken just keeps getting worse. As if we needed yet another reason not to eat chicken, the Obama administration has just caved in to “big chicken” by issuing new slaughterhouse regulations. These will save the industry over $256 million every year by speeding up the pace of processing and reducing the number … Continue reading

The Eagle and the Turkey – a Tale of Two Birds

Those concerned with animal welfare often ask the following question: isn’t it kind of arbitrary the way we care for, love, and protect some animals, such as cats and dogs, while allow others such as cows, pigs and chickens to be raised under harsh conditions, only to be slaughtered under even worse circumstances?   The … Continue reading

Slavery in the Fishing Industry

We’ve written in the past about just how miserable it is to work in a slaughterhouse, given all the abuses and injuries that take place there. This article takes a look at worker conditions at the slaughterhouse’s counterpart on the world’s oceans and in seafood processing plants. Most of us live and spend almost all of … Continue reading

Interview with Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary is special. While there are a number of animal welfare groups out there, some of which go beyond cats, dogs and wildlife to include farm animals, there are very few which devote themselves solely to the farm animals.  Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 in response to the abuses of factory farming, and … Continue reading

Out of Sight Slaughter

One of the most powerful motivations to become a vegetarian, for people sensitive to the plight of farm animals, is the harsh conditions on what are known as factory farms. For instance, on these farms chickens are routinely confined to battery cages so tightly they can’t even turn around, and pigs are immobilized in gestational … Continue reading

Soil Erosion – the silent environmental catastrophe

The following is an excerpt from our book, Say No to Meat, by Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose. How does raising livestock cause soil erosion? It’s hard to get excited about dirt but our lives depend on it. The crops can’t grow without soil and without the crops we all face starvation. Soil is formed … Continue reading

Gates Gets It!

Add Microsoft founder and noted philanthropist, Bill Gates, to the list of leaders who understand that we can’t feed a growing and hungry population, in an environmentally sustainable way, on a meat-centered diet, especially when diet-related diseases now top the list worldwide. According to Bill Gates, “meat consumption worldwide has doubled in the last 20 … Continue reading

Antibiotics – End of the Miracle, Beginning of a Nightmare

There’s an emergency brewing out there. The miracle of antibiotics, and their ability to quickly and easily conquer once often-deadly, common infections, is fading, and the nightmare of death and disease from bacteria may be about to begin – if we don’t act soon. It’s scary, and it can be deadly, when antibiotics stop working … Continue reading

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