chairman of the Ornithological Society of Kuwait, Abdel Rahman
Al-Serhan, has issued a statement saying that the non-human-inhabited
regions of Kuwait are being destroyed by deforestation and livestock.
warned that if people continue to exploit the unregulated lands with
animal grazing, the diverse wildlife and plants of Kuwait will suffer
more and face extinction.
Calling for the media to help raise
public awareness, the chairman stated that laws should be implemented to
protect habitats so that the flora and fauna can be restored. Studies
conducted by the United Nations Security Council, Kuwait University and
others have also highlighted livestock grazing as one of the main causes
Kuwait’s damaged lands and depleted desert vegetation.Our
sincere appreciation, Chairman Al-Serhan, the Ornithological Society and
all other organizations and scientists for your concerned voice on
behalf of the animals and plants that are in danger.
May we heed
such calls to action so that the natural beauty of Kuwait and all lands
still exist for future generations to appreciate. Supreme Master Ching
Hai has often cautioned of the livestock industry’s costs to both
humanity and the planet, as in an October 2009 videoconference in
Supreme Master Ching Hai: Right
now, one-third of the entire Earth’s land surface is used either for
grazing animals or growing feed for the animals, not for humans. We
humans use very little of this agriculture section. This is a
devastating way to make a cheap profit at the cost of our planet’s and
our people’s survival. http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?Language=en&id=2053167 http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MjIwMTc3OTc5 http://docs.google.com/viewer http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?Language=en&id=2053167 http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=MjIwMTc3OTc5 http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/110431937/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 http://countrystudies.us/persian-gulf-states/23.htm http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=14970675 http://www.infibeam.com/Books/info/James-A-Young/Cattle-in-the-Cold-Desert/0874175038.html
We are eating our planet by consuming meat.
without the needless animal industry, not only will we gain forests, we
can also have organic vegan farmlands to grow real, decent food for
humans, and like the forests, these farmlands can also absorb a lot of
heat, a lot of heat from the atmosphere.