Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Stop Eating Meat to Save the Planet

That is what Andy Burnham, the health secretary, is saying.
Read article here

This is a quote from the article;

Health Secretary Andy Burnham is urging the nation to stop eating meat in a bid to save the planet.

Speaking at the launch of a new report on how rising temperatures will affect the public, Mr Burnham said eating a more vegetarian diet would cut the impact of livestock on the climate - as well as improve health by lowering the amount of saturated fat consumed.

Ok lets go to Andy Burnham's Britain where the nation stops eating meat.

There would be no MacDonald's, Burger King and other fast food outlets, so there would be thousands more people out of work.

There would be no, or very few, butchers and meat markets, again more people out of work.

What would farmers do, they have a hard enough time as it is, and this would send them bankrupt. More people out of work.

That is just scratching the surface.

Yes, eating less meat means there will be less cattle putting methane into the atmosphere, but does Andy Burnham know anyone who is a vegetarian. I do.

I can tell you that if everyone went on a vegetarian diet people would more than make up for the reduction of cattle and their methane contributions.

In my world you can eat anything you want, as long as you eat it in moderation.

I have one thing to say to Andy Burnham and the government;


Let us choose what we eat and how we live. I'm a grown man who has more important things to worry about than what the government wants me to eat.

What i want from the government is make the streets safer, give my children a proper education, give criminals proper sentences for their crimes. The MPs work for us and not the other way round. We voted you in, and we can make sure we vote you out as well.

I want these politicians to look after the public, the people who voted for them, and not looking at it as way to fill their pockets with our money.

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