Meat and Dairy IndustryTake Extinction Off Your Plate for Labor Day
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All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves. As we continue to disregard the value of the lives of the billions of animals we eat, we also are destroying our air, land and water.


Take Extinction Off Your Plate / Center for Biological Diversity
August 2014

It's easy to include wildlife protection in your plans by taking extinction off your grill.

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Many people celebrate the unofficial end of summer by firing up the barbecue with friends and family. It's easy to include wildlife protection in your plans by taking extinction off your grill.

Meat production is responsible for more environmental degradation than any other single industry.

  • Animal agriculture accounts for at least 14.5 percent — and, according to some studies, as much as 51 percent — of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 50 percent of antibiotic use and 37 percent of pesticide use
  • Livestock grazing is one of the greatest threats to imperiled species, affecting 14 percent of threatened or endangered animals and 33 percent of threatened or endangered plants.

So this Labor Day celebrate the outdoors by throwing an extinction-free barbecue.

Not sure how to have a barbecue without meat? Top chefs and food bloggers contributed mouth-watering recipes that are so delicious, you won’t miss the meat. View our Extinction-Free BBQ menus here... [Note from ALL recipes listed on this link are VEGAN!]

In addition to taking extinction off your grill, there are other ways to make your barbecue more wildlife-friendly.

Here’s how you can green your cookout:

  • Choose organic food and drinks, if possible.
  • Ditch the disposables. Use reusable plates and silverware instead of paper or plastic.
  • Make recycling easy. Have a clearly labeled, easy-to-find receptacle for recyclables.
  • Give food scraps a second life. Compost your wildlife-friendly scraps for the garden.
  • Properly dispose of wrappers, plastic and other remaining trash.

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