Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change
By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH
Published: August 29, 2007
EVER since “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore has been the darling of environmentalists, but that movie hardly endeared him to the animal rights folks. According to them, the most inconvenient truth of all is that raising animals for meat contributes more to global warming than all the sport utility vehicles combined. (read more)
I’m a bit conflicted about this campaign. I think PETA could get the message across about the environmental impacts of global meat production without attacking Al Gore. This isn’t the first time they’ve alienated me (I quit PETA years ago when they attacked The Nature Conservancy for killing feral goats on a preserve in Hawaii).