蔬食A計劃 / Vege Plan A
《蔬食A計劃》不僅僅是基於宗教、信仰或健康養生的理由， 而是一項攸關人類存亡的工程， 這裡的“A”，有三個意涵，
5、Anti-abuse of animals反虐待動物：牧業在利字當頭下虐待動物已是常態，長大後不會生蛋的雄性小雞被活生生的放進攪碎機，牛、豬、雞等被困在窄小的鐵籠之中餵養，連轉身的空間都沒有，雞被打針來增加體重，但重得雙腳根本無法支撐；鵝被強行灌食，肝臟負荷超標以生產高價的鵝肝醬，當然還有慘不忍睹的屠宰等著牠們。
您選擇的食物決定著因飢餓而瀕臨死亡的第三世界兒童們的命運， 也直接關連到被虐待動物數量的增加或減少， 更關係著地球還能存在多久。
” VEGE PLAN A ” is not only based on religion, belief or health reasons,rather, it is a project of great concern on human existence.“A” has three connotations
- The best strategy: Vegetarian food is the best strategy to slow down global warming and solve food crisis.(The United Nations recently concluded that turning the world into vegan is the key to solve the most serious problems caused by climate change.)
- Action:To be on vegetarian diet must be specific actions and not slogans.
- The choice of vegetarian food is to support five specific protective actions:
Every 2.3 seconds, a child dies from hunger. Yet, the resources consume by a meat eater can provide the need of 20 to 50 vegetarians.
The greenhouse gases emitted by animal husbandry account for 18% in the world. Human discharge of methane (23 times that of carbon dioxide warming potential) and ammonia (mainly lead to acid rain) the total amount of 37% and 64% are from animal husbandry . Even more, it accounts for 65% of the total nitrous oxide emissions related to human beings, while the global warming potential of nitrous oxide is 296 times that of carbon dioxide.
Global warming brings great pressure to the survival and perching of biological species, plus deforestation, pollution and overfishing. In the past 40 years, the earth has lost half of the animals. Studies published in “Science” in 2015 indicate that if no actions are taken to curb climate change, 1/6 of the animal species will go extinct.
According to the latest report of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, animal husbandry occupies 30% of the land area of the earth, even more, it is the main driving factor of forest destruction. For example, about 70% of the Amazon forest is used for grazing. The herd also causes a large scale of land degradation and the spread of desertification, which lead to the loss of biodiversity in the marine ecosystem, resulting in water pollution, eutrophication and the degradation of coral reefs.
5、Anti-abuse of animals：
For making profit, it is normal for animal husbandry to abuse animals. The grown male chicks which do not lay eggs are put into the crusher. Cattle, pigs and chickens are trapped in narrow cages with no spaces to turn around. Chickens were injected for weight gain that are too heavy for their feet to support. The goose was force fed so that the liver load exceed the standard to produce high value foie gras. And of course , the slaughtering of these animal is too horrible to look at.
The food you choose determines the fate of the third world children dying of hunger. It is also directly related to the increase or decrease in the number of abused animals. Even more, it affects how long the earth could exist.
If we drag on for another ten years, the earth will probably become an uninhabitable planet. AAre you willing to take action now?
Let’s start from cutting down on eating meat while doing environmental protection in saving energy and reducing carbon emission!
Fo Guang Shan Temple Berlin invites you to participate in the petition to the “Vege Plan A”