PETA Seeks Emissions Regulations from EPA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson on Thursday, calling on her to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from “factory farms and slaughterhouses.”

The request comes as the Obama administration moves toward enabling EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities. The letter cites data from the United Nations, the University of Chicago and EPA to demonstrate that meat production has a more devastating impact on the environment than almost any other major source of pollution.

“We urge the EPA to hold the meat industry accountable for the havoc it wreaks on the environment,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “But the most powerful thing that any person can do to help the planet is to stop eating animals.”


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Dorothy Nepa on October 10, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Actually when weighed against the damage wrought by fertilizer, plowing, even minimal, and fuel costs GRASS FED BEEF IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAN ANY PLANT FOOD. The rotational grazing followed by most meat producers is beneficial to the planet. Peta should be pushing grass fed beef and attacking the feed lots if they want to have a rational argument. The meat is also more nutritious and less fat helps the heart.


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