Sunday, September 20, 2009
50 to 100 Years
Sources for my claims/ Resources for you:
1. “Livestock’s Long Shadow”:
An in-depth report about the environmental impacts of animal agribusiness. The report was published in 2006 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
2. “Putting Meat on The Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America”:
A comprehensive, fact-based and balanced examination of key aspects of the farm animal industry published in 2008 by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.
3. “Environmental Hazards & Health Effects: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)”:
A brief overview of factory farming’s environmental and health threats from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
4. “How Do CAFOs Impact the Environment?”:
Short article about factory farms that says things like “Failures to properly manage manure and wastewater at CAFOs can negatively impact the environment and public health.” From the US Environmental Protection Agency.
5. “Meat: the slavery of our time”:
Short article that makes the case that humans will go vegetarian out of necessity, not compassion or choice published in Foreign Policy magazine.
6. “Aren‘t ‘humane’ animal products more sustainable?”
Short piece about how meat-eaters must choose between being kind to animals or to the environment, but they can’t have both.
From the Humane Myth website FAQ.
7. “Vegetarian is the New Prius”
Short article drawing conclusions from the UN report.
From the Huffington Post.
8. “The Low-Carbon Diet”
Article about meat-reduction and vegetarianism for the environment from the Audubon Magazine.
9. “Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler”
Compares meat-eating with driving gas-guzzlers. From the New York Times.
10. “As More Eat Meat, a Bid to Cut Emissions”
A world-wide perspective on meat consumption and environmental destruction published in the New York Times.
11. “UN says eat less meat to curb global warming”
A plea to reduce meat consumption by going meatless one day a week, and it’s reactions. From The Guardian.
12. American Dietetic Association (ADA) “Vegetarian Diets” http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/LiveSlauSu/LiveSlauSu-03-06-2009.pdf retrieved September 12, 2009
13. Campbell, Thomas et.al. The China Study. Dallas: Benbella Books, 2005. http://www.thechinastudy.com/
14. Barnard, Neal. Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. New York: Rodale Books, 2008. http://www.nealbarnard.org/diabetes_book.htm
15. Esselstyn, Jr., Caldwell. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. New York: Avery, 2007. http://www.heartattackproof.com/
16. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Leading Causes of Death” 2006. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/lcod.htm retrieved September 12, 2009
17. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) “Livestock Slaughter 2008 Summary” http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/current/LiveSlauSu/LiveSlauSu-03-06-2009.pdf retrieved September 12, 2009
18. Books regarding animal rights and ethics:
* The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan
* Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
* Animals Matter by Marc Bekoff
* In Defense of Animals
* Introduction to Animal Rights by Gary L. Francione
* Diet for a New America by John Robbins
* Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights by Bob Torres
* The Longest Struggle by Norm Phelps
* The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food by Jeffrey Masson
* Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals by Karen Dawn
* Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy. by Matthew Scully
* Animal Philosophy: Essential Readings in Continental Thought
* Speciesism by Joan Dunayer
* Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money by Erik Marcus
19. Vegan starter kits to help you go veg:
a) VO’s “Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating”:
“Recipes and Cooking Tips, How to Stay Healthy, Resources, Q&A, and more!”
b) PETA’s “Vegetarian Starter Kit”:
“Everything you need to eat right for your health, for animals, and for the Earth”
c) MFA’s “Vegetarian Starter Kit”:
“everything you need to know to adopt a healthy and compassionate diet.”
d) PCRM's Veg Starter Kit that focuses on health and nutrition:
* Vegan Video: http://veganvideo.org/
* Earthlings: http://www.earthlings.com/earthlings/video-full.php
* Fowl Play: http://fowlplaymovie.com/
* Chew on This & Meet Your Meat: http://meat.org/