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Live Earth Concerts

Written by PETA | July 5, 2007

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Are you as psyched as I am for Live Earth this weekend? Mad props to the organizers of this amazing event, which is actually nine concerts rolled into one huge global event to draw attention to the global warming crisis facing the world. What an undertaking . . .

Now don’t get me wrong, anytime Snoop Dogg and Snow Patrol play the same event, I’m all for it, no matter what the cause. But let’s be real here. Because the meat industry emits massive quantities of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, selling meat at Live Earth would be like selling cigarettes at an anti-cancer fundraiser. And that’s exactly the message we sent in a letter to George Zoffinger, the guy in charge of Giants Stadium, the venue for the US portion of the event. Check out the letter here.

While it might be an Inconvenient Truth, for some at first, the reality is that what people eat is far more important than anything else they do—like, more important than switching from a Hummer to a Prius even—in determining greenhouse gas emissions, so making the concert venue vegetarian for the day is really the least the organizers can do. And the single most important step any of us can take to alleviate global warming is to simply go vegetarian.

In any event, enjoy the show, and if you’re looking for something to keep you awake while Madonna and Sheryl Crow perform, check out our “Live For the Earth” contest to win a $50 iTunes gift card.

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  • Maya says:

    I think Gwen and others asked a good question. Gwen my understanding is a bit shaky but here goes Cattle manure produces methane gas. There is not as “much” methane gas as there is CO2 but methane has the ability to trap much more heat in the earth’s atmosphere than CO2. In fact the number is insane something like 15 times the amount of heat is trapped by methane than is trapped by CO2. It’s that simple. Add that to the fact that in order to maintain grazing areas farmers have to cut down forests and trees which absorb CO2. Cut down trees more global warming. The correct new term incidentally is climate change. If you all are ever in a debate on this drop the term global warming. It will show that you’re educated on the subject. Gwen not a perfect explaination but I hope it helps.

  • A says:

    I forgot to mention Russell Simmons…his clothing line contains Leather??

  • A says:

    Morgan who told you we were the smartest creatures on earth. How do you explain W Bush??

  • A says:

    No one has answered me yetit is indeed a simple question. WHEN ARE THE PETA ANIMAL AWARENESS CONCERTS???? Did you have booths or members handing out literature outside the shows or in the shows? I CALL YOU OUT TO JUSTIFY THIS……….. PLEASE take down pictures of Martha Stewart Charlize Therone Nate Burgess etc…Theyand other”famous”people are on the cover of your website and magazines.don’t mention Pamela as an answer we know she is Vegan However they r meat eaters? They do not wear fur why is ok for you to use them as spokes people and turn around and slap people in the face for helping the environment or going after WWF? Last time I saw Nate Burgess was on Oprah showing his house and he covered a wall with leather wall coverings but he can speak out for animalshe just cannot eat fish sticks and he is killing the environment??? You may all be enlightened on light bulbs ans SUV and all that good stuuuuffff.But there are many people that before July 7th were not. So should we all go vegetarian and if not than the hell with the earth??? Maybe PETA could make a commercial something like this. You know changing one light bulb makes a difference we are not asking you to cut meat out of your diet cold turkey but rather just like the light bulb replace one meal with a natural healthy meatless entree. Then PETA could tell the impactstats if everyone did that for one meal the difference it would make for the environment plus how much better they would feel.Not only helping the animals but also at the same time the environment and childhood obesity depressionetc. Hey it also may start a snowball effect in their lives were they feel better and decide to take meat or poultry or at least one meat item out of their diet for good. isn’t that better than nothing? Teach people and the commercial doesn’t even need to be very graphic.Some people are actually listening and want to learn you do not have to yell to get your point across.except in this blog

  • Morgan says:

    I don’t really understand why but it seems that anytime I ever see or read anything about saving the environment its always about turning off your lights when you go out and walking instead of driving your SUV. Yes this should be done of course but I never see anything saying that the meat industry is whats fucking over our planet along with the “astonishing” discovery of fossil fuels. It makes me really angry to know that we the smartest creatures on earth are being so stupid when it comes to the most important thing our home. P.S Back off of Sarah Silverman.. lol she might not be gay but I’ve always felt that when you truly love someone then them actually being of the same sexual orientation isn’t an irrelevant detail. hahaha ilu jack!

  • Mike says:

    BullyDawg I can’t recommend highly enough the book “Sacred Cows and Golden Geese” by Dr. Ray Greek and Dr. Jean Swingle Greek. While admittedly an antivivisection text every claim is fully referenced so you can verify for yourself what they have written if so desired. This book is for the layman but the Greeks also penned “Specious Science” geared more toward medical doctors and scientists they’ve also written a few other books. “Sacred Cows” is a fascinating and eyeopening work.

  • steve says:

    this will be my final comment on this subject… other than calling vegan4animals a sic bastard for stating that i should not fear death and not be selfishly attached to my family???? i have not been nasty or called people names… lets see i’ve been called a dummy and a pathetic loser… what i care about is freedom of choice… if you want to live a vegan life style and help save the animals… all power to all of you and but when the world has to be on guard from petaphiles terrorist’s from ALF ELF AND OTHERS WHO MAY NOT AGREE WITH MY CHOICES OF LIFE STYLE.. THEN I WILL ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY…. IF I WANT TO EAT MEAT FISH OR CHICKEN GO TO A CIRCUS WEAR LEATHER OR SAVE MY LIFE BY USING AN ADVANCE FROM ANIMAL TESTING FROM PETA POINT OF VIEW… THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE MEDICAL ADVANCE FROM ANIMAL TESTING EVER……THEN I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU LIKE YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR FROM ME…. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH….

  • Mike says:

    No problem Addy. Gwen try the link Judy posted above. Plus if you Google “vegetarianism global warming” or something similar you’ll get tons of links.

  • BullyDawg says:

    Mike thanks for the more detailed info! Steve I am fairly new to the movement and have admitted here that I’m still taking baby steps. I do not know whether the chemotherapy or other drugs used on my dad were tested on animals and honestly when this all started in January I didn’t care. However I do worry now about how certain drugs will affect him despite making it through the animal testing stage. It’s one of the reasons why I have decided to forgo HRT when the time comes. Feel sorry for whoever you want Steve but don’t feel sorry for me or my family. And I agree with what others here have said…if you want to support human causes then be positive and support them instead of being negative over here.

  • addy says:

    Hi Mike thanks for the info

  • Gwen says:

    First time visitor. Am totally fascinated by this “And the single most important step any of us can take to alleviate global warming is to simply go vegetarian.” Please more more more info.

  • Judy Pokras says:

    To answer Addy’s question there’s a wealth of information about why switching to a vegan lifestyle helps the environment much more than switching to a hybrid car at the website of the Vegetarian Union of North America. ivu.orgvuna And you can find cool Tshirts to spread the message at http://www.cafepress.comrawfoods I agree with Mark who said he doesn’t understand why PETA hasn’t made more of a noise about the connection between a vegan lifestyle and preventing global warming. PETA has the resources the clout and the very clever ad writersproducers to produce a campaign that will get lots of media attention. Go to it PETA! By doing so you can help to save the entire planet! Judy Pokras editorfounder http://www.RawFoodsNewsMAGAZINE.com

  • A says:

    WHEN ARE THE PETA AWARENESS CONCERTS? Nothing makes you guys happy? Always find something to put your nose up to why did you not run around naked at the concert handing out literature about animal awareness. Probably would have been a good group to target and inform them.DUH!!!!Please no yelling back about how I hate animals and I should go eat a cow or something but I am vegetarian so I cannot eat a cow or a fish.Boo Fking hoo….what the hell yell at me you self righteous Hippocrates. May not get posted but if it does…

  • Ana says:

    Steve yes I have a science background…. and if you are so concerned about the welfare of humans why waste time on Peta’s blog…go and help the human race…you could start with overpopulation teen pregnancy drug addiction wife abusers the Ku Klux Klan and the list goes on… PETA yes the agenda is for ANIMALS!! Do you ask the NAACP if their agenda includes whites? So instead of spreading your hatred for PETA and animals and animal advocates spend your time advocating for humans only and write on blogs helping only them. You express yourself very angry and hostile. My heart is big enough to love the other animals as well. But don’t insult me or others because we don’t agree with you. You have too much anger. Extremist? What is extreme is how animals are slaughtered by the billions and tortured in labs on farms in circuses and the list goes on. Thank you Mike Susannah and vegan4animals!!! Justice for animals!

  • Michele says:

    Mike unfortunately people like “steve” will probably not read your very succinct explanation of several of the topics discussed on this page. To me the fact that he freaked out because you had called yourself “anonymous” inadvertently or otherwise says it all. Even if you had wanted to be anonymous it should not minimize the validity of your statements. I’m sure there are a lot of people on here who don’t use their “real” name but it does not mean they shouldn’t be able to express themselves. On the other hand someone like Addy seems very open to learning more about the issues presented here. Addy there are lots of great fact sheets on PETA’s web pages about these various issues. I hope you find what you are looking for everything I learned through PETA and other animal rights groups has completely changed my life!! And Steve clearly is a pathetic loser with nothing better to do with his time than make feeble attempts to somehow convince us animal lovers to start eating meat again and to suddenly decide that animal testing is the best way after all. As if!

  • Warwak says:

    Not only was my post on MSN’s Earth Live web site removed they added the final blow! They had the last word on factory farming with a crap link here httpwww.westonaprice.orgmythstruthsmtvegetarianism.html Then I was banned with no response to that garbage so MSN’s Earth live Community Forum at httpboards.live.comLive20Earthboardsthread.aspx?threadid337991 has blocked me and had the last word. This is why Animal Liberation is taking thousands of years. People in charge want to enjoy their meals. And they fool themselves that they care and prove it by turning out a light. WHAT A JOKE!

  • Mike says:

    Steve “Anonymous” is Mike. I was getting ready to go away for the weekend and in my haste to post forgot to type my name. If you can call an animal rights activist an “extremist” I am just as entitled to respond in kind. This “extremist” label was devised by people wishing to be dismissive of the AR movementpeople that generally have a hidden agenda and often a monetary one. “Although some adverse drug reactions ADR are not very serious others cause the death hospitalization or serious injury of more than 2 million people in the United States each year including more than 100000 fatalities. In fact adverse drug reactions are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.” Lazarou J Pomeranz BH Corey PN. Incidence of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients A metaanalysis of prospective studies. Journal of the American Medical Association Apr 15 1998 279 1200 1205. The above quote has nothing to do with PETA. It is a referenced verifiable factual scientific quote which clearly illustrates the toll on human life of animal testing. ALL those drugs passed animal tests with flying colors. Tell me why you consider this quote “BS”? You can check out its veracity yourself. On the flip side of the coin how many potentially lifesaving drugs have been abandoned because they tested poorly with animals? Of course most people would do anything do save a family member. I don’t consider supporting animal testing to be doing everything I can. Why have we cured cancer in the mouse but not the human? If you really put people first Steve you should be advocating nonanimal researchresearch that will actually benefit human beings. Personalized medicine since we are all different based upon your unique genetic makeup is the only way to go. And Steve please quit trying to stereotype people. We are NOT all the same. And your continued use of the word “extremist” makes me really question your motivation for posting. Addy the animals and their flatulence are a big part of the problem. There is tons of stuff on the internet The United Nations has reported that animal agriculture accounts for 18 of greenhouse gases which is MORE than automobiles. According to a study conducted by the Stockholm International Water Institute SIWI it requires only ten thousand gallons of water annually to produce food for one vegan. It requires 320000 gallons to support the diet of one meat eater meaning that thirtytwo vegans can be fed for a year using the same amount of water required to feed one meateater. It is estimated that 8500 gallons of water are required to produce a pound of beef versus 25 gallons for a pound of wheat. Meat production accounts for half of all water usage and half of all water pollution as well as serving as the major contributor to deforestation soil erosion desertification and significant global warming emissions of carbon dioxide nitrous oxide and methane methane is 23 times worse than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

  • Warwak says:

    Lets try to get back on topic. Sponsorship rules. Jane Goodall’s interview was cut out of broadcast by both Bravo station and NBC special because she spoke out against Factory Farming and said going Vegan is the single biggest thing anyone can do to help. Go find the video on the earth live video section under celebrity and look up Jane Goodall. Too the video will not be there long before some one takes it down! I had a big post entitled Meat Eaters are not Environmentalists which was removed by sponsors of MSNs EARTH Live Forum. This link might work while it is up httpentimg.msn.comiExperienceDatap17usx.htm?shLiveEartheplecelebritych18bm43ffg

  • the undertaker says:

    i start to ask myself for how much more time somebody here shall take this antibloggerstevedummy for serious the very best is really to ignore him and in future i shall do what i mean!

  • Susannah Sulzman says:

    Dear Steve I am well aware of what PETA represents. It represents the interests of ANIMALS. It provides a voice for beings who don’t have one. It speaks up in the face of overwhelming defensiveness and hostility on the part of animal users who don’t have the least respect for the dignity and autonomy of other beings besides humans. It is in short an animal advocacy organization. That does NOT mean that PETA members don’t care about people or the environment. It simply means that the reason for PETA’s founding i.e. the defense of animals and advocacy for the wellbeing and rights of animals to live according to their own nature is being pursued. Questions such as the ones you’re asking would I put an animal’s wellbeing ahead of of a dying family member are the “buzz” questions people always ask animal advocates right up there with “What are your shoes made of?” I lost my vegetarian husband to pancreatic cancer two years ago so I know all about dying family members and I can tell you that HE would not have wanted an animal to suffer in order to find a “cure” for him that could’ve been found in other more effective ways. And that’s the big catch22 here there are OTHER more effective ways now of doing research than using animal “models” anyway so there IS no rationale for continuing to do so. Why such negativity? People here don’t agree with your point of view. That’s why they’re here! That does’t mean you don’t have a right to express your opinion but allow me to express mine without assuming that I don’t know what I’m talking about. Thank you.

  • addy says:

    I do have a question though how does the meat industry generate more greenhouse gases than the rest of the industries combined? does anyone have an idea? I ask this question because. If the industry practices are causing the excessive greenhouse gases. then It may be that the solution is to change the practices in the meat industry in its farming methods etc etc. rather than to stop eating meat altogether. What I’m saying is.. a nomeat appraoch will not be the solution to greenhouse gases. it will be just an approach that would give u the same result. but the real solution then wld be to change the standard practices. Can someone enlighten me?

  • addy says:

    Hi Steve you are judding others based on your standards. and in answer to your question. No I would not save one life in this case a family members or loved one at the expense of another. Why? because I have empathy. I believe in my moral obligations but leaving morality aside. Let’s just look at it this way. Why do we test on animals? because we have the right to? or because we can? We can catch them we can test on them because they are defenseless and we can trap them cage them and use them as tools ‘for the greater good’. Say I’m defenseless and unable to protect myself and lo and behold I have the key to your mother’s life. You steve would be more than willing to test on me to save your mother’s life. Based on your standards. If you hold the key to my loved ones life I would not put you through tests and possible death or redundacy so that my mother can survive. Based on my standards bolstered by empathy. In short animals have a right to their lives they exist NOT for our own uses they have their own right to survive and live in this world we share. This is only happening because we let it happen because we can bull our way through. Not because it is our right and not because animals have none. I’m sorry steve but between the 2 of us I’m not the crap pusher here.

  • Michele says:

    To vegan4animals Well said!!!

  • steve says:

    dear animal right’s nation please read this and read it again… from one of your very own….” Me WRONG. I would let them die. I wouldn’t harm a hair on any one’s head to “try to keep my family member alive”. In fact YOU have a moral obligation to NEVER HARM OTHERS including animals unless in self defense. We are all going to die. So die with some damned dignity not having the blood and suffering of others on your hands when you go. The only reason you are so ready to kill others to keep your family alive is because of your own fear of death and your selfish attachment to your family. Well guess what? everyone you know is going to die at some point. Get over it.” quoted from vegan4animals… if any of you extremists can read this and not be ashamed of what your comrad is throwing at the world…. then understand why i waste my time on this scary site…. to expose your warped minds nad agenda…….. and yes moron…. i do fear death and i am very selfishly attached to my family you sick bastard….

  • corinne says:

    IF ANYONE WATCHED LIVE EARTH IN LONDON THERE WAS TWO YOUNG ROCK ARTIST ON TALKING ABOUT HOW HE FOLLOWED A VEGAN DIET AND THAT THIS DOES HELP THE ENVIORNMENT AND MENT AND ANIMALS ETC.. AS A ANIMAL RIGHTS LOVER YOU SHOULD NATURALLY BE A ENVIORNMENTALIST AND CARE ABOUT HOW WE CAN SAVE OUR PLANET NOT JUST FOR US BUT FOR THE ANIMALS WE CLAIM TO LOVE SO MUCH.

  • vegan4animals says:

    I’ve been watching Live Earth. My favorite peformance so far has been Madonna and Bon Jovi. I love seeing it around the world. I would really like it if instead of mentioning compact fluorescent bulbs 50 times they mention diet an how meat eating devastates our planet. I’ve been doing it green for years I recycle everything have all compact fluorescent bulbs gas efficient car BUT THE BIG ONE is my vegan diet. I take it a step further by eating raw vegan. there is no stove or microwave use and very little packaging. oh and i’ll answer this guys damned nagging question animal hating extremist and I stll wait for 1 animal rights extremist to admit that if their family member was dying of some disease and it could be cured with some advance based on animal research and they wouldn’t want them to have it…. and if they could look you in the eye and say this… you know how much crap you really are pushing…. especially ingrid…. Me WRONG. I would let them die. I wouldn’t harm a hair on any one’s head to “try to keep my family member alive”. In fact YOU have a moral obligation to NEVER HARM OTHERS including animals unless in self defense. We are all going to die. So die with some damned dignity not having the blood and suffering of others on your hands when you go. The only reason you are so ready to kill others to keep your family alive is because of your own fear of death and your selfish attachment to your family. Well guess what? everyone you know is going to die at some point. Get over it.

  • Michele says:

    Yay I see that Steve is back!! My favourite antiPETA blogger NOT! So Steve have you watched ALL of PETA’s videos yet? I dare you… I would say that the abuse you will see on those videos is pretty “extreme” and I have no idea how you can criticize an organization that is trying to combat that. Oh and next time you are taking antibiotics for a throat infection pneumonia or whatever keep in mind that millions of lives have been saved by antibiotics which were found to be lethal in certain animal tests. The most effective tests were the ones done in petri dishes in the lab that did not harm people or animals. “anonymous” is right more lives have been lost using drugs that were “proven” to be safe in humans because of animal test results. And to get back to the main topic of this page vegetarian diets help the earth improve people’s health and if everyone adopted such a diet world hunger would be wiped out. So besides helping animals every person on this earth would benefit. I think that shows that PETA’s “agenda” is rather human friendly and not just geared to animals don’t you?

  • steve says:

    ana… another scientist heard from…. are all of you chemists and biologists or are you just riding the peta propaganda line because if your not in the science community… don’t even bother talking too me because your words mean nothing… and i’m still waiting for just one of you to answer my question instead of this bs your dishing out!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ana says:

    Steve I LOVE MY CATS HAVE ALWAYS LOVED CATS AND THAT IS WHY I SHARE MY HOME WITH THEM. But I also love elephants and bunnies and sheep and goats …well you get the picture. As much as I love these and other sentient creatures I am not a cat or a bunny or a sheep. I am a female human so to extrapolate info from vivisection on animals is ludicrous dangerous and cruel. In fact data on human men cannot be used to aid illnesses in women. We are just TOO different biologically so it makes even less sense to torture animals in hopes of any cures. Today there are even more cancers than ever and making dogs smoke to help humans is both cruel and stupid. It is all about money money for drug companies and for vivisectors.

  • steve says:

    dear mr or mrs gutless anonymous i’ve never been called an extremists thank you… i am a normal human being who puts the human race first and foremost… i love my 12 year old lab but my wifekids parents and relatives come first… and for you to comically compare peta and science in the same breath then i feel you need to look in your emotional mirror because you are basically out of your extremist animal first mind. and i’m still waiting for just one of you to answer my question if one of your family member was dying would you or wouldn’t you do anything to save that person????? and ps anonymous… did you actually read this BS you put up on the blog?

  • Anonymous says:

    Sorry Steve there have probably been more deaths due to animal testing than lives saved because of it. “Although some adverse drug reactions ADR are not very serious others cause the death hospitalization or serious injury of more than 2 million people in the United States each year including more than 100000 fatalities. In fact adverse drug reactions are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.” Lazarou J Pomeranz BH Corey PN. Incidence of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients A metaanalysis of prospective studies. Journal of the American Medical Association Apr 15 1998 279 1200 1205. Some types of cancer have already been cured in the mouse. The findings were not transferable to human patients. Do you think if baboons were smart enough to work on cures for their own diseases they would use humans as a baboon model? Some animal tests do mirror the findings in human clinical tests and some don’t. If animal tests are not consistently predictably accurate they are of no use to humans other than as a legal shield to Big Pharma. Since animal drug tests are mandated by federal law it’s impossible for a person to request a nonanimal tested drug. Those animal tests however guarantee no degree of human safety whatsoever. When a new drug hits the market humans will always be the guinea pigs. It’s not atypical for PETAbashing extremists to resort to emotional arguments but this is all about science.

  • steve says:

    mike bully dawg… thats the typical animal rights propaganda…. what about all the medical advances that were developed from animal research… insulin ask mary tyler moore all types of surgical advances including the heart bypass machine experimented on lambs that saved my nephews life.. the list is endless but escapes peta’s and the other animal groups propaganda and I stll wait for 1 animal rights extremist to admit that if their family member was dying of some disease and it could be cured with some advance based on animal research and they wouldn’t want them to have it…. and if they could look you in the eye and say this… you know how much crap you really are pushing…. especially ingrid…. bully dawg… sorry about your father but please don’t tell me that you told your father’s doctors not to use any animal tested advances to save your father’s life…. and if you did i truly feel sorry for you!

  • BullyDawg says:

    Amen Mike! My father was diagnosed with leukemia in January and I have had a crash course in cancer since. The fact is cancer is so individualized in each patient that many docs now approach it as a “chronic but manageable” disease. Other individual health problems and risk factors also have to be taken into accountsomething that CANNOT be replicated by animal testing. Boy could I list the examples of how animal testing has either allowed drugs into the marketplace that NEVER should have been passed or resulted in ridiculous warnings that don’t apply to humans i.e. the whole “saccarhin causes cancer in lab rats”sure if you gave them the equivalent of 600 Tabs a day! Uh y’all know what Tab is right? I’m showing my age!

  • Mike says:

    PETA may be against animal testing from an ethical point of view but there is reams of sound scientific evidence that the animal model cannot be extrapolated predictably to the human being. The fact is we’re not only unlike other animals we’re also unlike other humans. Identical twins can have different reactions to the same drug and different allergies. Progressive medical research has to focus on individualized personalized medicine based on a person’s unique genetic makeup pharmacogenomics. This way the horrendous human suffering and death from adverse drug reactions will be minimized or eliminated. Animal testing will only prolong this suffering in humans.

  • Mike says:

    I watched the 30 minute interview with Al Gore linked on the MSN page and he fielded what seemed to be a few prepared questions. Not a single mention was made by Al or by the host of reducing or eliminating our meat consumption despite the evidence that this would greatly reduce our global warming impact. The British government’s Environment Agency wrote that the potential benefits to the climate of a vegan diet could be “very significant.” The scientific evidence confirms the intimate connection between vegetarianism and a greener earth. We owe it to ourselves and future generations of the human race to embrace any means possible to ensure our legacy is not a dying planet. The excuse of “I’ll do anything but give up meat” just doesn’t cut it.

  • steve says:

    susannah… your comments are well taken except that is not peta’s agenda…. if this isn’t the case… how can the leader of peta make a comment that states” even if a cure for aids could be found by animal research we’d be against it.” that is not what i call we’re all in it together way of looking at things… is it???? if you need to confirm peta’s agenda… just check out what their leaders have to say.

  • Mark says:

    I don’t understand why PETA hasn’t made a bigger deal about the connection between the meat industry and global warming. I’d think that this would be one of your biggest selling points to the nonvegetarian public right now. Every time there is a discussion about raising gas taxes I’d like to hear a debate on imposing meat and milk taxes as well. Is PETA doing any media outreach in this area?

  • Susannah Sulzman says:

    I think it’s a great idea to encourage a vegetarian day at the Live Earth concert! And I disagree that PETA only cares about animals not about people etc. Usually people who make comments about how much needs to be done for people so why focus on the animals can’t really point to how much THEY’VE done lately to help people…it’s not universally true but often it is true. Being an animal advocate does NOT mean that one isn’t also a people advocate or an activist for curtailing global warming. We’re all in this together and our wellbeing is an interdependent thing contingent on the wellbeing of the rest of the planet.

  • steve says:

    as per usual.. peta’s agenda of total nonanimal use is being confused with the sentiments of a greener earth… peta does care about the earth or humans it only cares about the welfare of animals the human race be damned… so please don’t try and fool the world that peta cares about a greener world…. and please don’t let peta talk about the concerts being hypocritical because PETA is the master of hypocrisy!!!!!!!!

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