Governments Around the Globe Ban Meat
Britain will be totally vegetarian within this century
In a move to ensure our Earth is free and safe, Governments around the world are taking steps to eradicate meat. British parliament are taking serious action in stopping meat production and livestock farming due to many health and environmental dangers. In a recent report, it has highlighted that Britain will be meat free by the turn of the century.
The European Union is also voicing its concerns.
European Union (EU) agreed to a legally binding protocol that commits the EU and its member states to ""pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals."" When formulating and implementing community policies on agriculture, transport, research and internal trade, the EU is now formally committed to recognize that animals are living creatures capable of feeling pain and fear. They are fully capable, too, of enjoying themselves when well treated. Their well-being, therefore, is covered under the EU's sentient beings rubric.
And now, the EU is implementing the ban of sea life slaughtering.
“Today’s vote in the European Parliament marks a historic victory inthe campaign to stop the commercial slaughter of seals around the world,”said Mark Glover, director of Humane Society International/UK. “TheEuropean Union has acted on behalf of its citizens, and its decision willsave millions of seals from a horrible fate.”
“The European Union has made history by ending its trade in seal products,” said Rebecca Aldworth, director of Humane Society International/Canada. “This ban spells the beginning of the end of Canada’s globally condemned seal slaughter.”
The EU is also implimenting ban on factgory farmed animals, with an intorduction of a full ban on battery caged hens.
A ban on the use of barren battery cages within the EU is due to be brought into force in January 2012
I don't understand, governments around the world are banning meat, factory farming and slaughtering - yet Humans still consume it. Why? Actually, I don't want to know - the apathy of the Human race is one thing working agianst it in a race to save the Earth.
Though, now it seems the Human will be forced to stop consuming meat. Epidemics and pandemics spreading around the globe such as the swine flu may very well force meat consumption.
The Earth has experienced many diseases, and witnessed many pandemics in the wake of the meat industry. It wasn't too long ago that they went through mad cows disease, now the world is having to deal with swine flu.
And it is all due to people consuming meat, and factory farming.
It is believed that the farms, operated by Granjas Carroll, polluted the atmosphere and local water bodies, which in turn led to the disease outbreak. According to residents, the company denied responsibility for the outbreak and attributed the cases to “flu.” However, a municipal health official stated that preliminary investigations indicated that the disease vector was a type of fly that reproduces in pig waste and that the outbreak was linked to the pig farms.
And all this, for what - A piece of bacon on your plate. This is a health issue that is real, and the outcome is real. By you making the choice not to eat meat, even for one day would have beautiful ramifications for the Earth - and for your health.
Though it is not just Britian leading the way - it is a real possibility that the US will ban factory farming due to the recent swine flu outbreak.
Given these serious public health concerns, a number of health and safety organizations have called for limits or a ban on factory farmed animals, including the American Public Health Association, American Medical Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
These are leading scientist, medical practitioners and politicians in the US calling for this. Previously leading a vegetarian life, and people calling for a stop to animal destruction were labeled as 'hippies'. But no longer, that stereo-type is gone, and it's place a professionals, educated, very intelligent members of our society calling for a stop to meat eating.
Heed the calls, read the reports, and take your own action. Why be followers when we can be leaders. Cherish all life, and you will reap the rewards.