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#1 Old 10-17-2007, 08:30 PM
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Sometimes I just don't get Greenpeace. First they urge people to eat whales, now they are urging people to eat kangaroos have released a report calling for Victoria to lift a ban on harvesting roos for food.



http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...80-662,00.html



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GREENPEACE URGES KANGAROO CONSUMPTION TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING



Karen Collier

October 10, 2007 02:35pm



MORE kangaroos should be slaughtered and eaten to help save the world from global warming, environmental activists say.






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#2 Old 10-18-2007, 04:56 AM
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media whores they are said in yoda voice
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This livejournal post has the reply from Greenpeace after someone complained:



http://community.livejournal.com/all...03.html#cutid1
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Why not ask people to eat beans and rice, fruits and veggies?

That would be far more helpful, as far as the environment goes.
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That's just bull, they should be encouraging people to eat a vegan diet, not just moving from one species of animal to another, more environmentally friendly one. Besides which there are more cows on Earth due to the dairy industry than the meat industry, are they going to start encouraging people to drink dogs milk next?

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This livejournal post has the reply from Greenpeace after someone complained:



http://community.livejournal.com/all...03.html#cutid1

Sounds like it's mostly the media making up "interesting" news again, then.

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I understand them perfectly. They'd like people to eat vegetarian and they do suggest it, but without real hope that large swaths of people will do it. So they also offer an alternative they think they might actually get: a simple switch in meat type. They're offering a way to produce some improvement in the greenhouse gas problem to people who are unwilling to make large lifestyle changes. It's a classic, and successful, selling technique.
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