"It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so it becomes a moral choice and one that is also having a huge impact on the planet, using up resources and destroying the biosphere.” James Cameron
WOW! Running with my little celebrity theme I've got going on: one of my favourite directors has gone Vegan! The man, who has always been known for his environmental awareness, has made the connection and cut out animal products! Halleluljah!
It seems (simillarly to Bill Clinton) having someone has respected as James Cameron on the "team" is already bringing much needed respect to the Vegan movement. Here is a little grab from theexaminer.com from the article they did about James Cameron's switch. Great to see they've put in some actual statistics and given good reasons to go Veg.
While some have slammed vegetarians and vegans for being "self-righteous," numerous reports have confirmed that livestock farming taxes the soil, uses huge supplies of water, and may be environmentally costly.
According to a United Nations report, raising livestock for food uses 30% of the Earth's land mass. It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat, versus 25 gallons for growing a pound of wheat.
Marc Reisner, former staff writer at the Natural Resources Defense Council, once wrote: “In California, the single biggest consumer of water is not Los Angeles. It is not the oil and chemicals or defense industries. Nor is it the fields of grapes and tomatoes. It is irrigated pasture: grass grown in a near-desert climate for cows.
"The West’s water crisis — and many of its environmental problems as well — can be summed up in a single word: livestock.”
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