Paul McCartney Wants Climate Talks Not to Forget About the Meat Industry

The celebrity wants state officials to give meat production due consideration

By Laura Sinpetru on December 6th, 2012 16:05 GMT

Celebrity Paul McCartney has decided to take advantage of this year's climate talks in Doha to try to raise some awareness with respect to how the meat industry and climate change have a lot to do with one another.

As the singer explains, raising cattle in order to provide for the food industry puts tremendous amounts of strain on the environment, meaning that both whopping amounts of natural resources are consumed, and that this practice considerably pollutes the natural world.

By sending a letter to Ms Christiana Figueres, and Mr H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, who are in charge of overseeing the climate talks in Doha, Paul McCartney hopes that his plea will be heard and given due consideration, sources say.

“Although more and more evidence is coming to light showing how the growth of the global meat industry is having alarming environmental consequences, the impact of the livestock sector on global warming does not as yet seem to have been acknowledged by the Conference of the Parties (COP),” reads a fragment of Paul McCartney's letter.
Paul McCartney wants world leaders to also think about meat production when talking about climate change
   Paul McCartney wants world leaders to also think about meat production when talking about climate change
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