People for the Endorsement of Trivial Affairs (PETA)
PETA wants you to be a vegetarian. Not surprising, of course, but they put a little twist on it this time. They are pushing Massachusetts residents to avoid meat because it’s production is the “LEADING cause of global warming.” Naturally, they reference their own study on the matter (unbiased, I’m sure).
While PETA commends the governor for taking a stand against global warming, the group points out that there’s more to be gained by going vegetarian than by increasing restrictions on auto- and power-plant emissions. In its recent report Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, the United Nations determined that raising animals for food generates about 40 percent more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, SUVs, trucks, and airplanes in the world combined.
“While waiting for the courts to rule on the petition, the governor can take immediate action against global warming by launching a pro-health, pro-Earth vegetarian initiative today,” says PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich. “Because meat production is the main greenhouse-gas culprit, there’s no way to go green without forgoing meat.”