Meat is Devastation
June 16, 2014
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Whales and Fishing
- Famous Quote: Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist
- Meat, Deforestation and Flooding
- Bible Verse:
- Cutting Meat and Dairy Even by Half Contributes
to Good Health and Environmental Restoration
- This Week’s Video:
Pollutants in Salmon
1. Whales and Fishing
of U.S. environmental groups called “Whales Need Us” is raising
awareness about the link between Icelandic whalers and fish sold in
the U.S. Posters by this group with the words “Do you know who caught
your seafood?” are now appearing on buses, trains and other venues in
Please visit Whales
Find Good Company.
The fishing industry is tremendously
devastating to God’s Creation. The suffering of fish and other aquatic
creatures, the unbelievable waste involved, and the destruction of
precious habitats should encourage everyone to replace fish with
plant-based foods that contribute to healing and not destruction.
2. Famous Quote
“Every day forty thousand children die in the world
for lack of food. We who overeat in the West, who are feeding grains
to animals to make meat, are eating the flesh of these children.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
3. Meat, Deforestation and Flooding
devastation comes when we destroy habitats as in the case of the
widespread flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia’s Amazon
rainforest and the drainage basin across the border, in Brazil. Sadly,
this flooding seems to have been caused by deforestation.
in the Andes Triggers Amazon "Tsunami".
Already 70% of the
rainforest worldwide has been destroyed. A major driving force for
this tragic fact is factory factoring, and its need for land for
cattle feed and cattle grazing. Therefore, as long as we continue to
indiscriminately cut down trees and destroy precious habitats, we will
continue to reap the negative consequences that affect all of God’s
4. Bible Verse
RSV) Colossians 3:15
the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were
called in the one body. And be thankful."
We are all children of a
loving God and everything in Creation shares the essence of this love.
When we do unnecessary harm to any of God's creatures we are creating
fear and violence. On the other hand, when we show love and compassion
to God's creatures we are creating peace and harmony.
Cutting Meat and Dairy Even by Half Contributes to Good Health and
According to the United Nations, cutting
meat and dairy by half in Europe would reduce greenhouse gas emissions
from agriculture by 25-40% and European’s intake of saturated fats by
Please visit Halving
Meat and Dairy Consumption Could Slash Farming Emissions.
cutting in half the consumption of meat and dairy would bring such
amazing benefits to people’s health and to the environment, imagine if
people would go vegan! Transitioning to a plant-based diet could truly
heal God’s Creation in ways we could only imagine.
Week’s Video: Pollutants in Salmon
Watch Dr. Greger explain why
farmed Atlantic salmon, the kind of salmon most commonly found in
restaurants and supermarkets, may be the single largest source of
toxic dietary pollutants.
Pollutants in Salmon and Our Own Fat.
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