Action Alert! Hydroponic Meat for a Sustainable Planet Earth
- If you would like to participate in an
effort that has the potential to end the vast majority of animal suffering with
just a click of a mouse, here is your chance!
Just follow the link below to project "Hydroponic
Meat for a Sustainable Planet Earth" and nominate for funding.
Hydroponic meat research is not funded in the United
States. To address this issue and start a hydroponic meat research initiative,
I have entered a project titled "Hydroponic Meat for a Sustainable
Planet" in the American Express members project competition. Awards for
top voted projects range from $100K to $1.5M.
Top nominated projects will be selected by an
advisory committee for award candidacy. The top five projects will be awarded
funding according to popular vote. If awarded, New-Harvest.org has been
selected as the recipient organization.
Rational Basis for the Hydroponic Meat
Globally, livestock production occupies 30% of the
Earth's land. Animal agribusiness is the primary cause of deforestation and
habitat destruction. Livestock industries directly contribute to 18% of
greenhouse gas emissions and share in the ethical burden of annually
slaughtering over 54 billion animals worldwide. Zoonotic diseases emerging from
animal farms (e.g. avian flu, BSE) threaten our existence.
The solution to these problems lies in the
economical, commercial production of hydroponic meat as an equivalent commodity
to conventional meat. Hydroponic meat is grown without the body of an animal
and can potentially be produced efficiently and cruelty-free.
The majority of our population (97%) are consumers
of meat. On an ethical and ecological basis it is important to provide
non-vegetarians with an alternate choice that does not require a lifestyle
change. Here in lies the rationale and purpose of hydroponic meat production.
This product is not for vegetarians. Vegetarians do not demand meat for
personal consumption. Vegetarians however, may decide to support hydroponic
meat as a cruelty-free alternative for non-vegetarians.
Traditional vegan advocacy strategies alone have
been ineffective in reversing the trend of increasing meat consumption. The
1975 publication of Peter Singer's Animal Liberation inspired the modern animal
rights movement. Since then, the per-capita meat consumption in the United
States has increased by 20%.
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