DawnWatch: UK govt agency says Go vegan to help climate — 30 May, 2007

May 31st, 2007 3:08 pm by mad mags

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: May 30, 2007 2:47 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: UK govt agency says Go vegan to help climate — 30 May, 2007

Groundbreaking news from the UK firebird 2.5! The Daily Telegraph, 30 May, 2007, includes an article by Charles Clover headed, “Go vegan to help climate, says Government agency.” (p7)

It opens:

“It would help tackle the problem of climate change if people ate less meat, according to a Government agency spiele für windows 8.1 kostenlosen deutsch.

“A leaked email to a vegetarian campaign group from an Environment Agency official expresses sympathy with the environmental benefits of a vegan diet, which bans dairy products and fish win 1809 herunterladen.

“The agency also says the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is considering recommending eating less meat as one of the ‘key environmental behaviour changes” needed to save the planet herunterladen.

“It says that this change would have to be introduced ‘gently’ because of ‘the risk of alienating the public’.

Yet, “David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, has raised the issue that farm animals are blamed for producing large amounts of the powerful greenhouse gas, methane…”

On the government’s hesitancy to push veganism, Juliet Gellatley, director of Viva, is quoted: “I think it is extraordinary that a Government agency thinks becoming a vegetarian or vegan could have such a positive impact for the environment yet it is not prepared to stand up and argue the case.”

You’ll find the whole piece on line here OR http://tinyurl.com/3x43f9.

It presents a great opportunity for letters to the editor discussing the joys of plant-based eating. The Telegraph takes letters at dtletters [at] telegraph.co.uk.

Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number when sending a letter to the editor. Remember that shorter letters are more likely to be published.

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

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