In preparation for the World Day of Peace on January 1, 2010, Pope Benedict released a statement
calling for a more "sober lifestyle" and a move "beyond a purely
consumerist mentality." We've got two words for the pope to add to his
call to save the environment: Go vegan.
Raising animals for food wastes resources and devastates our environment. Going vegan curbs climate change and promotes everything Jesus required of his followers: compassion and love toward all beings. We've written a letter to Pope Benedict asking that the Vatican become a global leader on the path to (green) peace by serving only vegan meals.
Even the pontiff
himself has spoken out against the factory farming industry and its
un-Biblical ways. "Certainly, a sort of industrial use of creatures, so
that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as
possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just
caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity
seems to me in fact to contradict the relationship of mutuality that
comes across in the Bible," he said in an interview in 2002.
Posted by Logan Scherer