Harold Brown, Organic farmer from Farm Sanctuary in New York and former beef farmer will talk about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and how vegetarianism is the new Prius.
According to a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), cows are impacting the climate more than SUV's. The report identifies the livestock industry as one of the top three most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, more than the transportation sector. The animal food industry is a primary cause of land degradation, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and global warming.
"What we are seeing in factory farming, the commodification of animals into production units, is having a proportional effect on the farming community and the lives of those involved in the industry. I have chosen to find a healthier, more compassionate way to live and to promote the ideals of farming community," Farmer Brown
Date: Tuesday May 29, 2007
Time: 1:50 pm - for students
5:30 pm A showing of Peaceable Kingdom will be presented
7 - 9 p.m - for the General public
Location: Central Technical School, Room 210, 725 Bathurst Street (South of Bloor)
RSVP [email protected] or 416-781-7663.
Vegan snacks provided for all.
Suggested donation $5
This presentation is brought to you by C.T.S., Friends of Animals and the Toronto Green Community.
Added by Angel_a on May 23, 2007