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Wembley Urged To Take Meat Off Live Earth Menu

LifeStyleExtra – July 5, 2007

It seems that the organizers of Live Earth are a little closed in their thinking.  Methane is one of the largest greenhouse gas components and animal production is one of the largest contributors to methane overproduction.  It seems that Live Earth is selling meat products which is sending the wrong message.

Organizers of the Live Earth concerts should not sell burgers or hot dogs at the high profile gigs, an animal rights group claimed


PETA activists said that Wembley should take meat off the menu after a recent UN report found that the meat industry creates more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, ships and planes in the world combined.


However, PETA campaigner Yvonne Taylor said that it would be “hypocritical” if the damage caused by the industry was overlooked at the concert, and said that the group had written to the managing director of Wembley Stadium, Alex Horne, urging him not to sell meat at the event. She said: “There’s no such thing as a meat eating environmentalist.”


It would be hypocritical to be serving meat at an event for the environment, and if you really cared about the environment, you wouldn’t be eating meat in the first place.


Researchers at the University of Chicago have determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard American car to a Toyota Prius.

Read the whole article here, including the letter from PETA.

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2 Responses to “Wembley Urged To Take Meat Off Live Earth Menu”

  1. …there is no conclusive evidence that vegetables don’t suffer when they are slaughtered for food.

    As such, Live Earth should refrain from the sale of any foods derived from living entities.

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