Thousands lack drinking water in China - 5 Aug 2009  
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Over 160,000 people in China’s Liaoning province have been left without sufficient drinking water in this northeastern region which has experienced increasing drought from global warming.

The area’s 38 small reservoirs are depleted, leaving agriculture also suffering, with 10,000 hectares of crops declared to be ruined and over 400,000 negatively affected by the drought.

We pray for the cool relief of sweet rain for the people and farmers of Liaoning province. Let us also choose to adopt the harmonious plant-based diet to protect ourselves and our animal co-inhabitants. Ever-concerned for humanity, Supreme Master Ching Hai has often cited the need to conserve precious resources, as she did in this June 2009 video message for a global warming seminar in Veracruz, Mexico.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: We can stop water shortage. While droughts are plaguing more populations, we cannot afford to waste water. Meat production uses massive amounts of water, as you know. It takes up to 1,200 gallons of fresh and good clean water to produce just one serving of beef. In contrast, a full vegan meal costs only 98 gallons of water.

That is like 90 plus percent less. So, if we want to stop water shortage and to preserve precious water we have to stop animal products.