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|Originally Posted: 19 October 2009|
Encourage the Taiwanese Government to Declare Meat Free Monday
Encourage the Taiwanese Government to declare Meat Free Monday in Taiwan
Sign an online petition
And/Or better yet, make direct contact:
In recent headlines, the city of Ghent in Belgium has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint and has made the brave decision to ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week. Every Thursday will be veggie day.
According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: it stated that livestock production is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions which is more than all the cars, trains and planes combined.
Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Taiwanese officials to take action now that will show Taiwan’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.
We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Taiwan will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.
We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Taiwanese officials the need for Taiwan to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!