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TOMORROW: OUR BLUE PLANET IS A MAGNIFICENT HOME FOR ALL

TODAY: THE BLOODY STUFF IS STILL HARMING PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

EVANA COMPILATION ABOUT MEAT

1. ENVIRONMENT

TOMORROW: Once Mother Earth does not have to endure the horrible impact of animal farming any longer, healing starts

TODAY:
Less meat means less heat

Lancet: 22 percent of the planet's total emissions of greenhouse gases come from agriculture

FAO: Without major corrective measures, livestock's environmental impact 'will worsen dramatically'



2. TOMORROW: IMPROVED HUMAN HEALTH
Some clever people and organisations are already on the way: Britain's soaring army of vegetarians are being offered lower insurance premiums - Medical evidence suggests non meat-eaters are up to 40 per cent less likely to likely to suffer some forms of cancer

TODAY:
Hepatitis E in Europe spread by pigs? Hepatitis E virus infections, previously believed confined to China, India and developing nations, are now being reported across Europe.

PCRM: Hot Dogs and Bacon Cause Increased Risk for Lung Disease A new study finds that eating cured meats is associated with an increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Lancet: The case for restricting production and consumption of red meat...prime objective must be to reduce consumption of animal products in high-income countries...A reduction in colorectal cancer risk would be very likely (...) Reduced consumption of red meat could also lower the risk of other cancers, including breast cancer...

Study ties colon cancer's return to diet - People who consume 'Western' meals are more than three times as likely to get the disease again, researchers find.


3. TOMORROW: BETTER CONTROL OF ANIMAL DISEASES

TODAY:

EU: Bluetongue: Restriction zone extended - New outbreaks in Sardinia and Portugal

Romania pig genocide - Swine fever: About 40,000 pigs at two farms of Smithfield in Cenei - Romania are to be killed

Bird flu Don't blame migrating birds, it's factory farms - Study confirms 2006 human-human spread of bird flu/Health officials around the world agree that a pandemic of influenza is overdue...

FAO: Dramatic changes in global meat production could increase risk of diseases - Livestock producers should invest more in biosecurity and disease monitoring

Virus Spreading Alarm and Pig Disease in China -- A highly infectious swine virus is sweeping China’s pig population, driving up pork prices and creating fears of a global pandemic among domesticated pigs.....

Czech Republic hit with first mad cow case in 2007

African swine fever : - EU sends experts to Armenia to help combat the disease...

Bulgaria reports second outbreak of rare brucellosis disease - Humans can contract brucellosis from contact with sick sheep and goats or by consuming infected meat, milk or cheese...

Biosecurity breach at bovine TB lab - The mistakes that led to an outbreak of foot and mouth on an English farm in August were not the first safety lapse at a British animal health lab this year.

Britain rushes to contain new foot and mouth outbreak - Scientists are frantically trying to establish Thursday if a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Britain is the same virus strain as last month's cases....


4.TOMORROW: NO MORE DANGEROUS MEATS

TODAY:
Germany: Doner kebabs sales have slumped in Germany after a rotten meat scandal scared consumers away

15 Thai Deaths Reported Over Eating Puffer Fish

USA: Fairbank Farms Recalls Beef Patties - The product was removed after concerns about possible contamination with E.coli 0157:H7 bacteria

Japanese lawmaker calls for dolphin meat ban - Taiji city assemblyman Junichiro Yamashita has broken ranks by opposing the slaughter - on the grounds that the meat is contaminated with mercury....

Zambia warns against fish killed by mysterious disease


5. TOMORROW: MIND BOGGLING CRUELTY STOPS

TODAY:
Canada: Machine Gun Used In Whale Hunt

Malaysia: Monkey export for restaurants in China?

Slaughter in Spain : -- EU complains about 'major deficiencies':

Spain: The Catalan Government is trying to legalize hunting birds with glue

USA: 'Bambi Butchers' Horror

USA/Stop Maryland's season of cruelty: fall bow hunting

USA: Cruel agribusiness practices must be halted

USA: Horse slaughter – video

USA: Smithfield: One pig is slaughtered every two seconds...One Smithfield worker described the brutality: “The line is so fast that there is no time to sharpen the knife. The knife gets dull, and you have to cut harder.

Source: Future Food: 'Over 50 billion animals are slaughtered every year throughout the world for food alone (this does not even include seafood)'



6. TOMORROW: EXTERMINATIONS STOP

TODAY:
UK: Genetic disaster for salmon

Endangered species list is more bad news - More than one in three species assessed by the World Conservation Union is threatened with extinction, according to the group's latest "Red List" of endangered species....

India: River Dolphin in throes of danger - The river dolphin is truly in danger ...

Starving whales point to depleted oceans
- Gray Whales once numbered 96,000, say researchers


TOMORROW: HUNTING AND POACHING STOPS

TODAY:
Malaysia: Horrid sales of wildlife meats in Johore - Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is gravely concerned over shocking report of the availability of an array of fancy exotic wildlife meats

Bushmeat & hunting - Consumption across the Congo Basin may exceed 1 million metric tonnes per year

Ric O'Barry: 'Each time we return toTaiji the dolphin hunters are a little bit more angry than the last time...'

Kenya: Wildlife disappearing from famed Nairobi park: study


TOMORROW: NO MANURE, NO STINK, NO HEALTH RISK

TODAY:
Hong Kong Piggeries Head for China as City Cites Health Concern

USA: Manure causes stink for lawmakers and farmers

Malaysia culls smelly pigs after complaints - Malaysia began culling about 50,000 pigs in southern Malacca state on Tuesday following complaints about the stench and pollution the animals had caused...

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TOMORROW: Utopia TODAY: – Reality TOMORROW: A Vegetarian World
A book published by the European Vegetarian Union

TODAY: «Devour the Earth» - Narrated by Paul McCartney
Finally, the successful documentary «Devour the Earth» has been produced on DVD with the support of the EVU.
This impressive short film is in English with commentary by Sir Paul McCartney. Thanks to the subtitles however, the film can also be understood in 16 languages.
The documentary is divided into sections, each showing the global consequences of meat consumption: Wasted food, wasted land, deforestation, global warming, soil depletion, acid rain, suffering seas, health and welfare.
Free Download
The DVD can be also ordered from the EVU for € 6 plus postage Please send an email to evu@euroveg.eu to order a copy

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This compilation, covering not more than just one month of EVANA information, does raise the question why meat has not been abolished yet....


Source: EVANA September 2007 - contact
Author: EVANA


Date: 2007-09-19

Other EVANA-articles about this topic:
Future Shock (en)

Ahimsawire Today: 'Most people on Earth these days are vegetariansif not by choice, by necessity' (en)

'UTOPIA TODAY - REALITY TOMORROW - A vegetarian world' (en)

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