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Old 02-20-2007, 03:01 AM   #1
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Sweet mother of god!!!!!
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http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0220/p03s01-ussc.html

Humans' beef with livestock: a warmer planet

American meat eaters are responsible for 1.5 more tons of carbon dioxide per person than vegetarians every year.

By Brad Knickerbocker | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor As Congress begins to tackle the causes and cures of global warming, the action focuses on gas-guzzling vehicles and coal-fired power plants, not on lowly bovines.

Yet livestock are a major emitter of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. And as meat becomes a growing mainstay of human diet around the world, changing what we eat may prove as hard as changing what we drive.
It's not just the well-known and frequently joked-about flatulence and manure of grass-chewing cattle that's the problem, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Land-use changes, especially deforestation to expand pastures and to create arable land for feed crops, is a big part. So is the use of energy to produce fertilizers, to run the slaughterhouses and meat-processing plants, and to pump water.

"Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems," Henning Steinfeld, senior author of the report, said when the FAO findings were released in November.
Livestock are responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions as measured in carbon dioxide equivalent, reports the FAO. This includes 9 percent of all CO2 emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide. Altogether, that's more than the emissions caused by transportation.(more)
If our domestic animals are producing this much earth killing toxic farts just imagine what the rest of the animal kingdom is doing to us!
Those Bassturds!!
Get me a fork, some sauce, and fire up the grill. . . It's time to save the planet!!!

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Old 02-20-2007, 03:04 AM   #2
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I'm doing my part to reduce the animal population. If we're not supposed to eat animals, then why are they made out of meat?

 
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:36 AM   #3
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True, you don't get to the top of the food chain to eat bl00dy carrots. Thats what I say!
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:37 AM   #4
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So, now can I say "I'll have the double cheeseburger because I'm an environmentalist"
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:42 AM   #5
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hear hear! let's ban together for the sake of the world!
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:45 AM   #6
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Sweet. Now I can torture the neighbors with the sweet smell of BBQ more often. I'll just tell em' I'm being Eco-Friendly.

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:50 AM   #7
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I'll do my part. Here's 65 lbs. of Pork.



Here it is 20 hours later



I love fresh pulled pork & home brewed beer!


 
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:58 AM   #8
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Edwort, those are some of the finest images to ever grace my eyeballs!
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:11 AM   #9
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While in college at the University of Wyoming in the early nineties, we would celebrate Earth Day every year by having huge BBQ in our front yard, handing out hot burgers to everyone that drove or walked by. A huge sign in the yard read "Celebrate Earth Day, EAT BEEF"
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:30 AM   #10
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Drooling all over this thread.

 
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