According to the Worldwatch Institute,
the livestock sector contributes at least 51% of global
human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

- (Former World Bank Environmental Advisor Robert Goodland and World Bank Environmental
Specialist Je Anhang, “Livestock and Climate Change”, World Watch magazine, Nov/Dec 2009)


How do we feed the hungry, end environmental destruction, restore human health and stop the unnecessary exploitation, torture and murder of sentient animals? 

Simple.  Veganic Gardening:

And on the larger (and so less ideal) scale of farming:


Information on other aspects of Veganism:

“The most potent killers of humanity since the dawn of civilization have not been warfare, natural disaster, or starvation; they have been epidemics resulting directly from animal husbandry. The desire for meat, fish, fowl, eggs and dairy products has been one of humanity's most dangerous desires.” -p.49

“The major threats to human life since 8500 B.C. - microorganisms and viruses such as smallpox, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, plague, measles and cholera-... all have something of importance in common: each evolved from a disease in domesticated animals that then adapted to, and infected, human societies.”  -p.46

“The real culprits in most modern-day health problems are excesses of cholesterol, fat and protein from animal products, not deficiencies.  It is the subtraction of these excesses that will solve most of the problems, not the addition of medications or supplements.”

“Many cardiologists are fond of telling their patients with high cholesterol levels that they shall “need to take [pharmaceutical] medication for the rest of your life.”   But an exhaustive review of the scientific evidence found that excesses of fat and protein, particularly of animal origin, together with excesses of refined carbohydrates and recreational drugs [mainly alcohol and tobacco], were at the root of the disease.”

“Cholesterol is found in all foods of animal origin, including meat, fish, fowl, eggs, and dairy products. Plant based food contains zero cholesterol... Controlling dietary excesses [by adopting a vegan diet] is clearly the key to preventing cardiovascular disease... No medication or nutritional supplement additive has show even remotely equivalent success... errant solutions seem [to many people] more plausible than the truth – the fact that what we need to do is subtract meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy products, alcohol and tobacco from our diet.”  -p.56

"Campbell [The China Study, see below] and colleagues demonstrated that it is not protein per se that determines cancer development, but that it is animal protein that is the primary culprit... and to his surprise, Campbell has discovered that the primary protein of dairy products -- casein -- appears to be the most aggressive promoter of all."  -p.134

These are all quotes (slightly paraphrased) from the excellent book “The Pleasure Trap” by Douglas Lisle, Ph.D. & Alan Goldhamer, D.C., which I highly recommend.  This information is obviously very crucial for humanity, and I believe may be indicative of a karmic process operating as well on the personal and collective levels.   Please share this with others and seriously consider going vegan, it's good for you, the planet and of course, the animals.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

can be judged by the way its animals are treated." 

~ Mahatma Gandhi


Links for other related excellent books:




Deeper Still

The commerce of enslaving and mass-murdering other sentient life is directly linked to personal and environmental destruction.  In Biblical terminology this can be associated with the critical mistake of idol-worship, in that the pursuit of the "false idols" (false in that they don't lead to true happiness or satisfaction) of unnatural/materialistic/violent living, is a dead-end road.  The wages of these sins are indeed death, in both the metaphorical and literal sense.  Interestingly it's said the first thing Jesus did when he entered Jerusalem was free the animals caged for sale and overturn the tables of money, which today translates to: support of veganism and a not-for-profit society, which would mean sovereign veganic homesteads ("kingdoms of heaven") making up voluntary gift-economy communities (since veganic and voluntary = nonviolent, & self-sufficiency is the only way to end dependence on money).  Ultimately this will only be possible for everyone if tax/cost-free land is available to all (since if we have to pay taxes we become money-slaves that can't live truly self-sufficiently and sustainably); generally speaking this is a form of green anarchism, in its most on-target form a land-centric veganarchism.