To have a bigger impact and allow more people to participate, we have created an online petition in addtion to our Operation Missing Link campaign to create video messages to Al Gore. We realize not everyone has the tools to create a video, which is why we are implementing this option. This petition is not to replace our efforts to get videos asking Al Gore to start openly talking about the harmful role of animal agriculture in climate change but an addition to it. People may choose to do one or the other, although we hope that you will do both. You can find the online petition here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/al-gore-animal-agriculture-and-climate-change/. Please sign the petition and share it with others who may be willing to participate. We must do everything we can to bring attention to this important issue, not only for our sake, but the sake of generations yet to come.
Full text of the petition.
Dear Mr. Gore,
We, the undersigned, are asking you to start openly and actively talking about the harmful role of animal agriculture in climate change and to let people know that by eliminating or greatly reducing their consumption of animal products, they can make an immediate and substantial impact in the fight against climate change.
We applaud your efforts in trying to get government and industry to take decisive actions to reverse global warming. However, we are disappointed that while you admit animal agriculture is a significant contributor to atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions, you do very little to highlight this in your presentations and writings.
Not everyone can afford to buy new hybrid or electric cars, or put solar panels on their houses. But everyone can transform their diet, starting now!
Government and industry are dragging their heels in doing what is necessary to protect our planet. We cannot wait for a top-down solution to fighting climate change. People have the power to make a significant impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, if only they have the appropriate information. They don't need to depend on anyone to make a meaningful impact.
By maintaining silence on the subject, you are keeping from your supporters, the one bit of information that can significantly help the fight against global warming on a large scale. This is a cultural change, yes, but not an impossible one. With our planet, our children's futures, and our very existence at risk, we ask you to show leadership now on this issue. Please speak openly to all your audiences now about how harmful animal agriculture is to climate change.
Thank you for your time.
Please sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/al-gore-animal-agriculture-and-climate-change/ and share it with your friends and family.