Monday, April 19, 2010

"Concern Worldwide" Promoting the Slaughter of Animals; Donators Urged to Buy Livestock to Feed the Poor

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Animal rights and welfare advocates, please contact this otherwise worthy org and ask them to please promote healthy vegetarian diets for 3rd world poor folk,....lets help them to achieve independence and sustainability by encouraging crop growing instead of meat production! What is wrong with these folks? Didnt they get the news from the latest UN report indicating that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gasses and other forms of pollution?

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Thank you for contacting PETA about this important issue.

We oppose sending animals to underdeveloped countries and believe that it makes much more sense to supply the hungry with healthy vegetarian foods. Meat consumption not only causes animals to suffer, but also is linked to world hunger. According to the Population Reference Bureau, “if everyone in the world adopted a vegetarian diet and no food were wasted, current [food] production would theoretically feed 10 billion people, more than the projected population for the year 2050.”

Animal agriculture is the least efficient way to feed the world’s hungry. It takes up to 16 pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Animal farms use mountains of grain. Nearly 40 percent of the world’s total and more than 70 percent of U.S. production is fed to livestock, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. If all that grain were consumed directly by humans, it would nourish more than five times the current U.S. population. If Americans reduced their meat consumption by 10 percent, it would save 12 million tons of grain per year, which would be sufficient to feed all people who die of hunger-related diseases worldwide.

In addition to requiring more resources to produce less food, the rearing of animals for food also has severe negative impacts on the environment. It is undisputed in the scientific community that raising animals for food produces enormous amounts of animal waste that pollute the air, soil, groundwater, and surface water. Perhaps these high levels of contaminants would not be experienced as an immediate result of raising a single animal; however, as the litters proliferate and as animal agriculture becomes more entrenched, so does pollution.

Hunger is certainly a serious problem; more than 800 million people do not have enough to eat, and one in six go hungry every day. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, almost one in three people in sub-Saharan Africa and more than one in seven in South Asia are malnourished. But looking to meat for the answer will do more harm than good. Feeding people plant foods instead of meat is a far more efficient and productive way to meet the nutritional needs of a community. The human body can obtain all necessary proteins, minerals, and complex carbohydrates from sustainable crops of vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and fruits. According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians have lower rates of heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes than meat-eaters do. Medical reports constantly blame the “Westernization” (i.e., more meat, eggs, and dairy and less whole grains, vegetables, and beans) of diets in other countries as the reason nations like China, India, and Japan are grappling with skyrocketing rates of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. By promoting the consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy products, HI is putting people’s health at risk. Responsible hunger-relief charities know that the only way to rescue people from hunger while benefiting their overall health is by encouraging the consumption of vegetarian foods. To learn more, please see
To end world hunger, we must move away from a diet based on inefficient, inhumane animal products and toward one based on sustainable, healthy plant foods. Organizations must promote plant-based diets in order to provide nutrition efficiently for hungry populations while avoiding the negative effects that meat-eating has on animal welfare, the environment, and human health. One organization that does so is Food for Life Global (FFL), an exclusively vegetarian hunger-relief organization that operates in more than 50 countries and provides freshly cooked vegetarian meals for the disadvantaged and homeless as well as for victims of disaster—including those in war-affected regions. Instead of supporting counterproductive groups like HI, we urge you to spread the word about organizations such as FFL. You can learn more about FFL at its Web site,

Another great all-vegetarian hunger-relief charity is The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, which plants fruit-bearing trees for needy populations. For more information on this charity, please visit

We encourage you to write letters to the editors of your local papers regarding Concern Worldwide. PETA’s letter-writing guide, which has tips on how to do this, can be found at; please also feel free to use any of the information above. You can read more thoughts on this issue at,, and

Thanks again for your note and for everything that you do to help animals.


Megan Vasiles
Correspondence Assistant
The PETA Foundation

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