Go Veg for Earth Day

April 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm (environment, vegan, vegetarian) (, , , , , , , , )

Thank ya, flickr.

Thank ya, flickr.

I’m sure many of you are quite aware that tomorrow is Earth Day. But did you know the absolute best thing you can do to help the environment is to cut meat from your diet?

No joke. And I’m not just sayin it because I happen to be vegan. I swear.

A 2006 United Nations study on global warming showed that raising animals for food causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the planes, cars, trucks, trains and ships in the entire world…combined! That’s right, all combined!

In the US alone, every second, animals being raised for food produce 89,000 lbs of waste. That’s beyond disgusting. And where do you think that waste is going? It’s polluting our land and running into our waters.

And if you think the waste is bad, imagine how much gas is being released from the billions of chickens, pigs, cows and turkeys who are crammed into slaughterhouses at this very minute!

So what it boils down to is this. If you call yourself an environmentalist, you should also be calling yourself vegan or vegetarian. When I hear someone say they’re “going green” and are all about helping the environment, but then they laugh off the notion of going veg…I want to slap ’em. Seriously. It’s completely hypocritical. Following the UN’s study, you absolutely cannot be an environmentalist, and go home and have a hamburger for dinner. It doesn’t fit.

If you really are on a green kick and want to do the most you can to help, I’ve got a simple answer…go veg. It’s the single best thing you can do for the environment. And I bet it’ll be a lot easier for some of you than giving up your beloved SUVs.

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Vegetarian Mayor Bloomberg? Perhaps.

April 17, 2009 at 8:02 pm (food, vegan, vegetarian) (, , , , , , , )

The New York Post has reported that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made a stop with his staff at Morton’s Steakhouse in Brooklyn.

Wait a minute. A vegan blog writing about a trip to a steakhouse? There’s gotta be some kinda catch, right?!

Well the exciting news is, according to The Post article, Bloomberg didn’t touch a bit of meat while at the restaurant. Instead, the mayor chowed down on soup, broccoli and asparagus. A Morton’s insider told The Post that Bloomberg tried many different things, but no meat. The source went on to say the mayor remained “strictly vegetarian.”

Thank you, Flickr.

Thank you, Flickr.

 

As far as I know, no one has yet confirmed Bloomberg’s veg status. But I can say matter of factly, if he is vegetarian, the 100+ animals he saves every year by choosing not to eat them are sure as hell grateful!

 

 

Yes, it’s true. Just one vegetarian saves the lives of over 100 animals every single year.

Think about how that adds up over the years. A friend of mine has been vegetarian since birth. At 27, all by herself, she’s saved over 2,700 animals from a lifetime of abuse found on factory farms…2,700 animals saved! What an amazing feeling.

Here’s to hoping Mayor Bloomberg is indeed vegetarian and soon talks publicly about the exciting news.

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