I’m sure we can all appreciate Al Gore’s contribution to an expanded global awareness on various environmental concerns. At the same time, many of us “in the know” in the animal advocacy community have been disappointed by his blatant side-stepping of the science regarding animal agriculture and the resulting environmental catastrophes. So, at last…it’s nice to hear him publicly admit this connection on Larry King…as low-key of an admission as it may have been. (It’s interesting how he rightfully positions the factory farming industry as the main culprit where these environment issues are concerned, without underscoring the fact that 99% of all animal products come from this industry!)
I have other thoughts and feelings to share on this subject but, for now, let’s celebrate the little victory here and acknowledge that, at the very least, we’ve taken another step closer the MOST inconvenient of truths; animal agriculture as we know it – on a planet that’s pushing seven billion and beyond – is simply unsustainable.