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The EPA has just announced something that leading scientists have known for decades: Greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride are, like, a total drag on our ozone layer and pose (or may, according to the EPA) health hazards.

The agency responsible for allowing factory farms and big-time polluters to keep running our earth into oblivion is now acknowledging that maybe some of the shit these places produces is problematic. Well, thanks, I guess. I'm sure the future generations who won't be here will be thrilled to know that, in our last hour, America's environmental protection agency stepped up to the plate! Kudos.

Here's my little "how you can help" slip-in: Stop eating meat, drinking milk and eating eggs. I don't think you'll find a single more polluting, exploitive and resource-intensive industry. Water use and pollution. Soil degradation and destruction. Deforestation and desertification. Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Disease, cancer, death. By it's very nature, animal exploitation and abuse. There is my public SAVE MY EARTH service announcement for the day.



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Apr. 18th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
I just wanted to let you know that I enrolled in a poli sci animal rights class this quarter at my school. Our professor put on a video mainly about the issues you raised as well as graphic videos and images of animal slaughtering/torturing. Not only have I been able to not eat meat and anything else containing milk, I haven't had an appetite since I've seen the video. What made me really sad was watching dogs and cats put into gas chambers and seeing their corpses afterwards =[

(Oh, after that class, on my way over to my next class, there was a booth on campus about anti-abortion showing really graphic images of dead fetuses. Then my next class had a guest speaker who worked as a film writer - his specialty being horror films and serial killers. I got to listen to 90 minutes of him describing the typical life/personality of a serial killer. I was nauseous the whole day. All this happened the day after I traveled 20 hours on a plane from Thailand to CA.)
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