Sunday, August 24, 2008

Global Warming Activists Press Anti-Meat Campaign - by Krystle Russin - The Heartland Institute
"Maybe if these people would eat more meat, their blood-sugar levels would rise and they could think more clearly," observed Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

"I think what this shows is that [global warming alarmism] is really about controlling people's lives rather than saving the planet," Lewis added. "If they can reach into your kitchen and control what you eat, what farmers will raise, then they attain a new power never before realized by government. Is this really about fighting global warming, or vegan activists finding a new outlet and a new justification for their value systems?

"These people are looking for some kind of green equivalent of religious ritual. Almost all religions require sacrifices, some including dietary restrictions, and now global warming has its own dietary restrictions," said Lewis.

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