Eating meat imposes HORRIFIC PENALTIES on all mankind in its unmatched global destruction effecting all life on planet earth.
Read the facts and decide for yourself. What other "personal choice" destroys globally and threatens the entire earth, driving over 100 species to extinction every day? What other uneccessary activity wages planet wide cataclysmic ruination and will, if not stopped, empty the ocean of life by the year 2040, or sooner? What's personal about that?
Carnivorism is the most impersonal choice in the known universe. What other personal choice leads to the torture and heinous murder of over 7 billion land animals a year and more than a trillion aquatic lives, with fully one fifth of that accidental by-catch, which includes endangered species of whales, dolphins and countless other NEEDLESSLY murdered animals?
And it gets worse: A child DIES OF HUNGER every 10 seconds from nutritional deficits related to the horrific inefficiency of cycling grains through cows.
Why so many starving children? Cows and pigs are eating all their grains. So much in fact, if we took JUST THE DAILY grains from cows and pigs and gave it directly to the dying, we could feed THE ENTIRE WORLD NINE TIMES every day. Want to solve world hunger? NOW YOU KNOW HOW.
One way carnivorism's global destruction might be spun as a personal choice, is if the shed red blood of innocents passes through the Islamic prism which has the uncanny power to render otherwise bloody monochrome criminal acts such as the murder of gays, adulterers and apostates or Quranically sanctioned genocide, and turn this shame into the colorful and perfectly acceptable moral norms of culture and religion. Islam's prism can take a father murdering his own daughter and by calling it an "honor killing," convert spilt blood into a holy religious act, for those able to avert their heads away from her blood spattered face and cries for mercy.
Muslims, Hunters, Liberals and Carnivores share a remarkable trait: hearts callous enough to turn deaf ears to the pleas of the dying and the disturbing ability to so thoroughly whitewash the ugly stains left by the slaughter of innocents, out from the moral washer comes a beautiful benign culture.
The list of impersonal earth-wide burdens arising from carnivorism is staggering:
110 plant, animal and insect species are lost every day due to rainforest destruction.
It takes 20 times more land, grain and water to create beef than vegetable food. Cows eat 135 billion pounds of food each day. And drink 45 billion gallons of water. People are hungry and thirsty. But cows are overfed for your beef.
Still think meat as a global nutritional staple is personal? There's more:
The meat industry pollutes more water than all other industrial sources combined.
The meat industry emits more of the worst kinds of greenhouse gasses than all other industrial sources combined.
Scientists estimate as many as 650,000 whales, dolphins and seals are killed every year by fishing vessels. The non-mammal fish killed is in the trillions per year.
Like your tuna fish? For every tuna fish you eat, 5 untargeted species, whales, turtles, dolphins and octopus ALSO MUST DIE. 1 Pound of edible fish kills 5 pounds of incidental fish, each thrown back into the water - DEAD. BYCATCH is so bad oceanographic scientists conclude the ocean WILL BE DEPLETED OF FISH by 2040...perhaps earlier.
The National Audubon Society, the Worldwatch Institute, the Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and even Al Gore's Live Earth say raising animals for food damages the environment more than anything else that we do.
If you remove animals from the food production chain, you can feed 1000 times more people with 1/100th the land and restore 90% of the habitat being destroyed by meat farming.
Every minute, 7 million pounds of excrement are produced by animals raised for food in the US. This doesn't include the animals raised outside of USDA jurisdiction or in backyards, or the billions of fish raised in aquaculture settings in the US
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction.
--- 1/3 of the planet is desertified, made non-farmable, due to factory farming.
--- A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people.
--- Nearly half of the contiguous US is ruined by animal agriculture.
30% of the Earth's entire land surface is jeopardized by the livestock sector.
We accept all RETRACTIONS and APOLOGIES from those who formerly dared say this amount of meat related destruction, A BURDEN ON THE WHOLE EARTH, is personal.
All things considered, eating MEAT is not a personal choice but the most insanely malevolent, destructive and homicidal behavior possible, except for, of course, handing a Quran to a child and saying, "Behave like Mohammad."