Cattle-rearing generates more global warming greenhouse gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent, than transportation, according to a new United Nations report released on Thursday. "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems," senior UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official Henning Steinfeld was quoted by the Ghana News Agency as saying on Thursday.Cow Farts. Not SUV's.
"Urgent action is required to remedy the situation," he said in a statement released by the UN Information Centre in Accra. According to the report, smarter production methods, including improved animal diets to reduce enteric fermentation and consequent methane emissions, are urgently needed. ...
"With increased prosperity, people are consuming more meat and dairy products every year," the report notes.
So now, will the Left and the eco-nutsies attack cattle ranchers, dairy farmers and McDonald's, and pass laws forcing us to eat chicken or become vegetarians? I bet they try.
AND GET THIS, Lefties and eco-nutsies in some places - in an effort to reduce livestock flatulence actually passed TAXES on cow farts! Er um, how do they collect it?! Heh. Seriously: I feel that subconciously, most post-modern Leftists and eco-nutsies wish all people were poor, ate no meat, drove no cars, used no electricity. But had free healthcare and pensions. I wish they'd just STFU.