According to Matt Drudge's popular blogsite Drudgereport, PETA sent a letter to former Vice President Al Gore this week offering to turn to him onto vegetarianism. They say the meat industry is the majority contributor to greenhouse-gas emmissions. Apparently, according to a UN report, raising animals for food consumption produces more of these harmful emmissions than all the trucks and cars in the world.
"Researchers at the University
of Chicago have determined that switching to a vegan diet is more
effective in countering global warming than switching from a standard
American car to a Toyota Prius."
“The single best thing that any of us can do to
for our health, for animals, and for the environment is to go
vegetarian,” says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. “The best and
easiest way for Mr. Gore to show his critics that he’s truly committed
to fighting global warming is to kick his meat habit immediately.”