Back in June some of you sent me kind notes after my trusty old computer suffered his first cardiac arrest. Sadly, last week he had an even more serious attack. He is currently in hospital, and expected to recover and enjoy his retirement, but putting him back to work even temporarily was out of the question. Therefore you have not heard from DawnWatch for over a week. Work on my book and preparations for last Saturdays glorious Farm Sanctuary gala were part of the reason, but most of the week was spent preparing my healthy and eager new computer to take over the job performed so well and for so long by his successor, to whom we bid an appreciative farewell.
It is nice to come back on line with good news. I recently shared a New York Times report on the link between meat eating and global warming. (See http://tinyurl.com/yudch5 ) Yesterday, the 9 September Sunday Telegraph, from the UK, carried the story in an article, by Philip Sherwell, headed Activists take Gore to task on his diet. (p35)
"He may be the hero of the environmental movement for his crusade against global warming but Al Gore is about to be targeted by animal rights activists over his carnivorous contribution to greenhouse gases.
"Citing United Nations research that the meat industry is worse for the environment than driving and flying, animal rights groups are directing a campaign at the former American vice-president's diet.
"When he delivers a lecture on global warming in Denver next month, protesters will display billboards bearing a cartoon image of Mr Gore eating a drumstick and the message: 'Too chicken to go vegetarian? Meat is the No 1 cause of global warming'."
The article tells us:
"According to recent UN Food and Agriculture Organisation research, animal agriculture generates 18 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions - more than the 13.5 per cent produced by all forms of transport combined."
You can read the full article, and see PETA's fun picture of Al and his drumstick, on line at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/09/wgore109.xml
It gives those of us thriving on plant-based diets a great opportunity to sing their praises. The Sunday Telegraph takes letters at email@example.com
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Yours and the animals',
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Date: Mon Sep 10 16:28:45 2007