Wednesday, April 23, 2008

PETA Calls Out Al Gore on 'Earth Day'

"A recent report published by the United Nations determined that raising animals for food generates about 40 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, ships and planes in the world combined."

Al Gore is a meat lover who is rumored to use the all-protein Atkins diet when he needs to slim down (obviously pretty often). PETA isn't happy about this latest Al-pocrisy.

"...On Monday, the animal rights organization launched the campaign (conveniently timed for Earth Day) in an attempt to counter the effects that they say the former vice president's meat-laden diet has on Mother Nature.

So while Gore is known worldwide for his environmental activism and efforts to build awareness about global warming, is our steak-lovin' "Earth Day" man a hypocrite? PETA certainly seems to think so.

The campaign encourages people to go vegetarian for 30 days and claims that that is enough time to prevent the release of more than 270 pounds of carbon dioxide into the Earth's atmosphere. Studies suggest that this will prevent more pollution than if a person left his or her car at home every weekday for 30 days..." (source)

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