Al Gore to the Public-Do As I say, Not as I Do
Al Gore admitted to an audience at a political blogger conference that he may, indeed, be bad for the environment and guilty of contributing to global warming. Why? Because he just can’t seem to stop eating meat, which is more harmful to the global warming crisis .(which Gore is known for being a teeny bit fanatical about) than all of the world’s cars, trucks, SUVs, and planes combined! According to Ezra Klein at Prospect.org, [http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=07&year=2008&base_name=al_gore_on_meat_and_global_war] Gore said, “It is true that it would be healthier for us as individuals and as a planet if we consumed less meat. I acknowledge that. … I myself am a meat eater and maybe that’s had some effect” (emphasis mine). How did he go from acknowledging that vegetarianism is better for individuals and the planet to saying that maybe his choice to eat animals has some negative effect?Ignorance may be bliss for Al Gore, but it’s far from blissful for the animals he eats. I think he needs to read our Top Ten Reasons to Go Vegetarian. . I’d also like to encourage you to check it out and take the pledge to go veg, if you haven’t already.If you’re looking for more ways to help, you can also be the voice for animals by joining our Street Team!