When Interest Groups Attack: Animal Rights Extremists Vs. Global Warming Alarmist

Courtesy of Drudge:

This morning, PETA sent a letter to former vice president Al Gore explaining to him that the best way to fight global warming is to go vegetarian and offering to cook him faux “fried chicken” as an introduction to meat-free meals.

…In the letter, PETA points out the following:

:· The effect that our meat addiction is having on the climate is truly staggering. In fact, in its recent report “Livestock’s Long Shadow–Environmental Issues and Options,” the United Nations determined that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.

:· Researchers at the University of Chicago have determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard American car to a Toyota Prius.

PETA also reminds Gore that his critics love to question whether he practices what he preaches and suggests that by going vegetarian, he could cut down on his contribution to global warming and silence his critics at the same time.

“The single best thing that any of us can do to for our health, for animals, and for the environment is to go vegetarian,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “The best and easiest way for Mr. Gore to show his critics that he’s truly committed to fighting global warming is to kick his meat habit immediately.”

If Al Gore isn’t going to give up his giant mansion that uses 20 times as much power as the average person, then he’s certainly not going to give up real chicken for that vegetarian chicken crap. (Although, on a related note, way back in my college days, I interviewed an animal rights activist, at her house, about her activities and I have to admit she cooked a fantastic pasta sauce with veggie meat substitute in it. Unfortunately, I was too busy staring at her leather, yes I said leather, couch to properly appreciate it.)

On the other hand, maybe Gore can get some “chicken offsets.” You know, he pays other people not to eat chicken, so that he can continue to eat KFC without feeling any guilt about it.

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