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Does Backyard Grilling Cause Offshore Drilling?

Written by PETA | April 15, 2010

President Obama’s decision to allow oil and gas drilling along the East Coast isn’t sitting well with some politicians and environmentalists, who worry that new infrastructure and possible oil spills will harm the environment and animals. But there’s a bigger culprit: factory farming.

More than one-third of all the fossil fuels produced in the U.S. are used to raise animals for food, and factory-farm waste lagoons are a leading source of water pollution in the U.S. People can best help conserve resources, save the environment, and save animals’ lives by kicking the meat and dairy addiction. To spread the word, PETA has asked the Department of the Interior to “dress up” oil rigs with educational banners and to serve only vegan meals aboard the drilling rigs.

 

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Oil Rig Banner

 

Written by Heather Moore

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  • Bullfighting in Spain says:

    I thinks america still have bundles of fossil fuels. Hope that will be discover sooner for raising of america from drowning economy.

  • reason says:

    Mr. Saunders False 1 The church does not in fact teach that animals have no consciousness. That is a lie. I know for a fact that everyone i know that eats meat definitely has a firm grasp on the fact that animals have consciousness. But the fact is that animals are not equivalent to people mentally or on the food chain. Ok throw aside the equivalent part. Scientists say that humans are are animals. Some animals Omnivores in particular eat both plants and other animals. Scientifically we are omnivores since we are capable of eating both plants and animals. Doesn’t it seem logical to come to a conclusion that an omnivore that happens to be human can eat both plants and other animals. Its not a matter of consciousness its a matter of science. A fact of life.

  • Toby Saunders says:

    The confusion is with recognising consciousness people think of nonhuman animals as being nonconscious. The church and a lack of science education are big culprits on that issue.

  • Nick says:

    Only vegan meals aboard a drilling rig? You’ve obviously never met a roughneck. That’ll go over like a lead balloon.

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