Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Bad News for Our Aquatic Friends

Two informative articles:

Toxic Oil Dispersant Used in Gulf Despite Better Alternative

What the Heck is BP Putting in the Gulf?

And a broader overview:

A Tough Week for the Sea

As you know, Vegan Outreach doesn't promote the "health argument," in part because it generally focuses on mammals / the majority of people are convinced chicken and fish are "healthy." This has led most people to consume many more intensively raised smaller animals (like arsenic-fed chickens).

Unfortunately, many people have a hard time having any empathy for fish. For people who don't eat land animals but consume fish, pointing out that humans treat water like an unregulated dump (and other arguments) can sometimes help people get to the next stage.

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