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United Animal Advocates of LA Message Board › DawnWatch: UK govt agency says Go vegan to help climate -- 30 May, 2007

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

user 2653482
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Santa Monica, CA
Hi all,

Below is a newsworthy item from DawnWatch (see bottom of email to see how to subscribe to these alerts) on how going vegan helps reduce global warming.


Groundbreaking news from the UK! 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.

"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.

"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.

"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 at

It presents a great opportunity for letters to the editor discussing
the joys of plant-based eating. The Telegraph takes letters at

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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