Quantcast Vegetarian StarAl Gore Admits Meat Eating Dangers–Not Going Vegetarian Yet

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Al Gore has finally come clean about his thoughts on meat consumption and the environment.

“I’m not a vegetarian, but I have cut back sharply on the meat that I eat,” Gore told ABC Television from New York.

Gore had been criticized in the past for claiming to be an environmentalist, but not discussing the effects of the meat industry and global warming, especially in his narrated documentary on the environment, An Inconvenient Truth.

“It’s absolutely correct that the growing meat intensity of diets around the world is one of the issues connected to this global crisis – not only because of the CO2 involved, but also because of the water consumed in the process.”

“You could add in the health consequences as well.”

Gore advocated eating more fruits and vegetables, but is not quite ready to go vegetarian or tell anyone else to, for that matter.

“I’ve made those changes, and while I don’t go quite as far as Nick saying everybody should become a vegetarian – partly because it’s difficult enough to get the agreement without adding that on top of it – it is a legitimate point of view.”

Ah, come on, Gore.

Don’t be such a faux wiennie. Just cut the animal out of your dietary equation, okay?

via theage.com

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One Response to “Al Gore Admits Meat Eating Dangers–Not Going Vegetarian Yet”

  1. Jess Says:

    At least he is admitting it. I have been vegan for three years now b/c of multitude of reasons -environment being one of those reasons. Most of the public is ignorant and needs someone like him to bring light to the reality of the situation. Change can take time. Factory farming is a taboo subject in our culture and people don’t want to deal with it. I hope he can be strong and help to pay to lip service to the dysfunction and inhumanity of this industry.

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