"We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature." - Rachel Carson
Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock. New research finds that livestock emissions are on the rise and that beef cattle are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than other types of animals. It is published by Climatic Change. The research team, including Dario Caro and Ken Caldeira, estimated the greenhouse gas emissions related to livestock in 237 countries over a nearly half a century and found that livestock emissions increased by 51 percent over this period. They found a stark difference between livestock-related emissions in the developing world, which accounts for most of this increase, and that released by developed countries. This is expected to increase further going forward, as demand for meat, dairy products, and eggs is predicted by some scientists to double by 2050. By contrast, developed countries reached maximum livestock emissions in the 1970s and have been in decline since that time.
The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights by Ingrid Newkirk
Every day in laboratories, on factory farms, behind the big top, and in industries across America, animals are subjected to abominable treatment. In The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights, you'll learn hundreds of simple ways to stop thoughtless cruelty. The tips and resources Ingrid Newkirk provides will connect you to a whole community of others who respect animals enough to make kind choices.
Animals deserve rights, regardless of how they taste or how convenient it is to experiment on them. Like humans, animals are capable of suffering and have an interest in leading their own lives. They are not ours to use for food, clothing, experimentation, or entertainment.
As an activist, you can educate people in your community and positively affect their attitudes and lifestyles. You just need the desire to generate positive change and to believe that your voice and actions matter...