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It’s the End of the World as We Know It–and I Feel Fine

Written by PETA | May 24, 2010
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Did the film 2012 give you nightmares? Have you made plans for worldwide apocalypse yet? If not, check it: The Vivos Group is selling spots in fully stocked disaster-proof underground bunkers, complete with power systems, water wells, waste disposal, gym equipment—the works.

There would be little reason to survive, say, a nuclear holocaust, only to die of heart disease or a stroke, so PETA sent the Vivos Group an urgent letter explaining the health benefits of a vegan diet and asking the firm to stock its bunkers with healthy plant-based foods. Plus, a post-apocalyptic vegan diet would spare any surviving animals more terror by making sure that they aren’t exploited and killed for food.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not the world-rebuilding type—after Hurricane Ike, I was barely able to survive for nine days without electricity. But daily life is plenty challenging, and choosing vegan foods over meat, milk, and eggs can give us a significant advantage. So don’t wait for Armageddon to make the switch to a better diet!

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Premo says:

    So I’m pretty nervous about the 2012 theories. If something terrible happens like an onset of massive earthquakes volcanoes storms the works as if we aren’t already having those disasters now to an extent that it destroys 23 of human life… wouldn’t that set off the nukes around the world? That scares me crazy.

  • jennifer dillon says:

    Decline of top predators causing increase of smaller predators A new study has determined that the catastrophic decline around the world of apex… See more predators such as wolves cougars lions or sharks has led to a huge increase in smaller mesopredators that are causing major economic and ecological disruptions. The findings revealed that in North America all of the largest terrestrial predators have been in decline during the past 200 years while the ranges of 60 percent of mesopredators have expanded. For example in parts of SubSaharan Africa lion and leopard populations have been decimated allowing a surge in the mesopredator population next down the line baboons. This issue is very complex and a lot of the consequences are not known said William Ripple a professor of forest ecosystems and society at Oregon State University OSU. But theres evidence that the explosion of mesopredator populations is very severe and has both ecological and economic repercussions he added. According to the researchers in case after case around the world primary predators such as wolves lions or sharks have been dramatically reduced if not eliminated usually on purpose and sometimes by forces such as habitat disruption hunting or fishing. Many times this has been viewed positively by humans fearful of personal attack loss of livestock or other concerns. But the new picture thats emerging is a range of problems including ecosystem and economic disruption that may dwarf any problems presented by the original primary predators. The elimination of wolves is often favored by ranchers for instance who fear attacks on their livestock. However that has led to a huge surge in the number of coyotes a mesopredator once kept in check by the wolves. The coyotes attack pronghorn antelope and domestic sheep and attempts to control them have been hugely expensive costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The economic impacts of mesopredators should be expected to exceed those of apex predators in any scenario in which mesopredators contribute to the same or to new conflict with humans according to the researchers. Mesopredators occur at higher densities than apex predators and exhibit greater resiliency to control efforts they added. At OSU Ripple and colleague Robert Beschta have done extensive research and multiple publications on the effect that loss of predators such as wolves and cougars have on ecosystem disruption not only by allowing increased numbers of grazing animals such as deer and elk but also losing the fear of predation that changes the behavior of these animals.

  • Toby Saunders says:

    If you aren’t the worldrebuilding type then try being a betterworldrebuilding type! I highly recommend it Global Warming is real 98 of scientists agree… let’s trust them and that could be the biggest problem in human history. The apocalypse isn’t just something to tease Creationists about anymore… it won’t happen over night sure but it is destroying earth and more importantly conscious life gradually. I say there is good reason to survive a nuclear holocaust to rebuild yes but to rebuild via vegan means! This talk of nuclear destruction is scary but let’s be positive about worst case scenarios no matter how unlikely they are.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    When a disaster occurs people eat whatever is available. Many years ago I was a Mormon and though I no longer follow that religion they did teach me many valuable things among them food storage. One year’s worth of food should be in every family’s kitchen pantry. Fresh vegetables are great but they are perishable so most stored food needs to be canned or vacuum packed and regularly used and replaced. A disaster can be anything from an earthquake to Armegeddon or as simple as prolonged unemployment.