After hearing about the plan of some places to participate in Earth
Day (April 22nd) by turning off electricity for an hour, the word
“tokenism” came to mind. That’s what I call cheap symbolism.
If they were really, seriously interested in “saving the Earth” they
would tell the truth about the fact that livestock production is the
source of more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation in the
world combined; 90% of the food fed to livestock to produce milk and
meat is wasted; 75% of the agricultural land in Europe and the U.S. is
used to grow food for livestock; and animal product consumption is
rapidly escalating in developing countries, with the Chinese now
consuming more meat per person than do North Americans. This demand for
animal products has led to the wholesale clearance of forests, soil
erosion and floods.
This self destruction of the human race will not end until they face
the truth, stop their tokenism (which is just a form of dishonesty), and
acknowledge the root of the problem – their hardness of heart and lack
of empathy with their fellow creatures on Earth.
It’s time to go back to the Bible and take seriously Genesis 1:29 –
Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that
is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit
yielding seed; it shall be food for you.” In other words, go vegan!
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