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if only this message could have gone to more people

user 7583345
Denville, NJ
Post #: 435
if only this message could have gone to more people

things would have been a lot better than they are

livestock would not exist
without the human
demand for animals as food and for animal products
All of those so-called "livestock" animals compete
directly with
human beings for oxygen, water, energy, land, etc.
Fish such as anchovies, and krill, a fish plankton,
are also used as
feed for so-called "livestock".
The plant plankton called "phyto-plankton", that
co-exists with the
krill produce 40% of the world's oxygen.
Because vast amounts of krill are being used as feed
for so-
called "livestock" the plant plankton called
phyto-plankton are in
jeapordy, and thus 40% of the earth's oxygen supply
is also in jeapordy.
If all humans stopped eating so-called "livestock"
krill would no
longer be used as feed for so called "livestock" we
would decrease
the jeapordy the plant plankton called phyto-plankton
are in.
livestock consume oxygen
and produce
greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
Looked at
from space you might rename the planet Earth and
perhaps call it the
planet Water but how much water do we really have?
as one famous person asked us, try to
envision the earth as a steel ball 6 feet in diameter.
Next that person asked that we visualize breathing on
that steel ball. The
condensation from the moisture of our breath on that
steel ball 6
feet in diameter would equal the depth of the world's
oceans in
relationship to that steel ball 6 feet in diameter. In
other words,
the world's oceans, though vast are not deep.

The plant plankton called "phyto-plankton" that
produce 40% of the
world's oxygen are
in jeapordy from, among other things, the amount of
light coming through the holes in the world's ozone
particularly above the planet's north and south poles.

This increased radiation is killing much of the
Putting that phtyo-plankton in further jeapordy by
removing the fish
plankton called krill to use it as feed for so-called
"livestock" is sheer insanity and the height of
The Ides of March of the Penguins
Stephen Leahy

BROOKLIN, Canada, November 30th 2006 (IPS) -
Ice-loving penguins
have never been more popular, but few people realise
they are
threatened with extinction from climate change and

Of the world's 19 penguin species, 12 are now so
threatened they
need special protection,
The Emperor Penguin colony at Pointe Geologie,
featured in the
film "March of the Penguins", has declined by 70
percent, Cummings
told IPS. He blames the decline on fewer krill, a
small shrimp-like
creature that is its main source of food, the early
break-up of ice
shelves where chicks are born, and the general changes
to its ice
and ocean habitat due to a warmer Antarctic.

Penguins are only found in the Southern Hemisphere.
The U.S.
Endangered Species Act could prevent U.S. vessels from
fishing for
krill and might force the federal government to take
stronger action
on its emissions of greenhouse gases, he said.

Krill are the keystone species of the Antarctic marine
ecosystem. An
essential food source not just for penguins but also
for whales and
seals, krill have declined by as much as 80 percent
since the 1970s
in some parts of the Southern Ocean, he said.

Industrial fishing boats have recently turned their
attention to the
great Southern Ocean to catch krill for the
fast-growing trade to
supply krill as fish meal for farmed salmon, says Clif
director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Antarctic Krill

There are also new fishing technologies being
developed that will
literally allow krill to be vacuumed up even when they
are deep in
the water column. One such Norwegian ship has been
proposed that
could catch 120,000 tonnes of krill in a season, he

This and other ships would likely supply the booming
health food and
pharmaceutical markets. Krill are rich in omega-3

"Health risks
In a letter dated October 31, 2000 entitled Letter
Regarding Dietary
Supplement Health Claim for omega-3 Fatty Acids and
Coronary Heart
Disease, the United States Food and Drug
Administration Center for
Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of
Nutritional Products,
Labeling, and Dietary Supplements noted that the known
or suspected
risks of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may include:
Increased bleeding can occur if overused (normally
over 3 grams per
The possibility of hemorrhagic stroke
Oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids forming biologically
oxidation products
Increased levels of low density lipoproteins (LDL)
cholesterol or
apoproteins associated with LDL cholesterol among
diabetics and
hyperlipidemics[citation needed]
Reduced glycemic control among diabetics
Suppression of immune and inflammation responses, and
to decreased resistance to infections and increased
to opportunistic bacteria "
Pumpkin, soy and walnut are of course ethical vegan
soures of omega

"At the same time, climate change is reducing the sea
ice cover
which is home to phytoplankton that krill feeds on, he

The krill fishery is "laxly regulated", says Curtis.

"It is absurd and illegal that the administration
would authorise
krill harvesting off Antarctica without even
considering the well-
documented impacts of global warming on krill stocks
and the
penguins," said Cummings.

"First we fished out the whales, and then the
toothfish (Chilean Sea
Bass) and now we've fished our way to the bottom of
the food chain
catching krill."

In a statement, John Collee, co-writer of the movie
"Happy Feet",
said, "We have this bizarre delusion that we can
utterly destroy our
marine ecosystems and somehow emerge unscathed."

"As regards global warming, the entire West Antarctic
ice sheet is
balanced on the tips of mountains and fragmenting at
the edges,"
Collee said.

The United States, with four percent of the world's
currently produces about one-quarter of the world's
gases. The U.S. Government Accounting Office projects
that these
greenhouse gas emissions will grow by 43.5 percent
through the year

"We're all in denial" about tremendous impacts humans
are having on
the environment, Collee said. That reality is "so dark
that most
people don't want to contemplate it".

"Report: Meat contributes to climate change
ROME, February 20th 2007 (UPI) -- A report by a U.N.
organization in
Rome says a large amount of the greenhouse gases
credited with
global warming come from livestock.
The report, by the U.N. Food and Agriculture
Organization, said the
gasses result from deforestation and the use of energy
to produce
fertilizer and run slaughterhouses and processing
plants, .
The FAO report said gasses produced by the livestock
trade account
for 18 percent of all greenhouse-gas emissions,
including 9 percent
of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane
and 65
percent of nitrous oxide. The total percentage exceeds
that caused
by transportation.
"Livestock are one of the most significant
contributors to today's
most serious environmental problems,"
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