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Moby vs. Al Gore

Written by PETA | August 24, 2009 / CC

I got my first vegan pancake recipe from Moby when his berry flapjacks were featured way back when in Seventeen magazine.

He could have stopped there, but it seems like Moby keeps coming up with ways to win my animal-loving heart.

In a recent blog entry, Moby goes the extra mile for animals and the planet by calling out “environmentalist” Al Gore over his refusal to ever mention that animal consumption is the leading cause of climate change. Moby says:

i asked al gore about why he didn’t mention this in an ‘inconvenient truth’ (as animal production is responsible for more greenhouse gases than every car, bus, truck … plane, boat on the planet COMBINED). he answered honestly, basically saying that getting people to drive a hybrid car isn’t that difficult. getting people to give up animal products is almost impossible. i appreciated his honesty. so i guess i’ll be talking about climate change tomorrow, and i guess i’ll have to mention the most inconvenient of inconvenient truths, that you can’t talk seriously about climate change and global warming without looking at the role of animal production (animal production being responsible for 24% of greenhouse gas emissions and also the #1 cause of deforestation in the rainforest).

Gore should have named his movie Sorta-Inconvenient Truths if he didn’t want to cover the environmental destruction that his meaty diet causes.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Bridget Richards says:

    Candace your viewpoint is so accurate! I agree 100. Even minimizing consumption to 2x a month or 2x a year is MUCH better than just carrying on like there is no problem.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Teddy Here’s a link httpwww.fao.orgnewsroomennews20061000448index.html Keep in mind that the gases associated with animal agriculture methane and nitrous oxide are many times more potent and devastating in their greenhouse gas effect than an equivalent volume of carbon dioxide.

  • Teddy says:

    Could someone post a link to evidence outside of PETA validating that 24 of pollutants is caused my animal production? Not saying it isn’t true just what I have seen doesn’t suggest there is an impact or at least not one of any significance.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    It’s been said a million times “You can’t be a meateating environmentalist.” Al Gore is not stupid he just can’t be bothered to become part of the solution himself. He of all people should be the poster boy for vegetarianism. Why he avoids the elephant in the room is anybody’s guess.

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I have always been more attracted to sweet compassionate nonviolent men. May Moby always have good things in his life while Emenem continues to have Sasha Baron Cohen dropped in his face in public.

  • Alicia says:

    Now it has been a while since I have seen the movie but when I did watch it I was irritated since to me it seemed more like a biography for Al Gore. I am sure it has some decsent points but nothing that made an impression for me to remember. However I do know all about his childhood now.

  • Candice says:

    But even if you can’t convince people to give up animal products overnight you could convince them that giving up a couple of servings of meat per week would still make a difference that they could feel good about winwin. Really just because someone can’t be 100 doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try at all baby steps have been crucial in the proanimal movement. It more than deserved a mentionin the film and would have educated many people.

  • Dan says:

    My goodness people this is so sad! Is this campaign a “moneymaker” for you or are you traumatized?

  • Jagger says:

    If PETA asked people if they’d rather go vegetarian or buy a new car to fight global warming I wonder what would be more convenient for them. Al Gore must be dumb.

  • lauren kelly says:

    I recently wrote an antifur letter to the editor that was printed in my local paper. It was also posted on the paper’s website where people were free to comment on it. Somehow it turned into 100+ comments by mostly promeat profur people who said that wearing synthetic materials was bad for the environment meanwhile having NO IDEA how bad their precious meat is for the environment. Even one “biologist” went on to say how bad it is to purchase things made of vinyl because of its negative impact on the environment. He also stated that he is a meat eater. I have known for a long time that meat is the WORST thing for the environment. I hope that people will wake up and accept this fact instead of keeping it quiet because it is inconvenient.

  • Edward says:

    At least he is trying to convince people to go green. If someone goes green chances are that they will be eating organic products instead of pesticided hormonious products which is most likely vegetables. But that’s not saying much since Al Gory uses 20 times as much energy as the average American.

  • Marie says:

    I thought the same thing after watch the film. I appreciate Al Gore’s efforts but knew immediately that he eats meat and wasn’t willing to put that truth in the film because he would look like a hypocrite. But to say you want to fix something you should truly want to fix it and Mr. Gore obviously doesn’t care enough to change his own diet. Had he mentioned animal production in the film I’ll bet there would have been a great deal more vegans produced. Look what Skinny Bitch has done for veganism! It’s fantastic. Gore needs to become vegan and spread the REAL truth about global warming. Moby as always is my hero! Glad he wasn’t afraid to ask the man himself. And glad he has the access

  • Brien Comerford says:

    The only National politician that has told the truth about meat harming the planet is Dennis Kucinich. For over a decade Paul McCartney and Moby have accentuated the truth. Meat kills animals and the planet.

  • Pmaela Ernest says:

    Moby is the sexiest man alive…if Eminem ever disses him again I’m going to Detroit to whip sum ass…

  • Jacob says:

    “he answered honestly basically saying that getting people to drive a hybrid car isn’t that difficult. getting people to give up animal products is almost impossible.” That is the most ridiculous anti animal rights thing I have read in a long time. Who can afford to buy a new car?

  • ava says:

    I thought exactly the same thing when i watched it. I think Al Gore is full of St. I mean I bet he eats meat I thought turns out he does. Go Moby!!!!. He said what I always thought when I saw the movie.