Archive 2011 Letters & Articles

Some say cows are killing the earth.

So do we need to ban beef?

Michael Bachelard  The Age – September 25, 2011

Animal agriculture is responsible for more than 30 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Louise Kennerley
When all those sheep, cattle and goats digest and burp, there are consequences. 
THE QUESTION: When are we going to hear more about the great elephant in the room – animal agriculture? The CSIRO and the University of Sydney have jointly reported that it is responsible for more that 30 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Meaningful action in [reducing emissions] cannot be achieved without a general move towards a plant-based diet. [Paul Mahony]…

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Below is a letter sent by the Bayside Climate Change Action Group urging the government to introduce a carbon levy on big polluters now. Click here to read the letter.

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