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[Freeport Journal-Standard - letter]

Simply choosing to raise and kill fewer farm animals is one of the most effective things we can do to fight global warming.

A 2005 study by University of Chicago researchers found that eating vegetarian fare is more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions than replacing a gas-guzzler with a hybrid.

A recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report concludes that livestock production is a greater contributor to global warming than automobiles. The report states that "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems."
Fortunately, incorporating more vegetarian meals into our diets has never been easier. We can help improve the health of the planet-and reduce animal suffering-simply by changing what we eat.

Erin Williams
Communications Director
Factory Farming Campaign
The Humane Society of the United States

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