Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PETA's "Shower" Protest

PETA Times Square "Shower" Protest Is All Wet, Says Consumer Group

Washington D.C. -- An anti-beef "naked shower" protest from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Times Square today will demonstrate that the animal rights group's employees either aren't terribly good at math, or don't shower often enough.

PETA falsely claims that "producing just 1 pound of meat requires water equivalent to more than a year's worth of showers." But according to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), it would take less than 18 ten-minute showers to consume the amount of water required to produce a pound of American beef.* That includes all the water consumed by cattle, plus everything involved in irrigating feed crops and processing the meat. Read More

A lot of groups like to talk about how much water it takes to produce a meat eater’s diet compared to a vegetarian’s diet. That is why I included this press release, because everyone should know these statistics about how much water it really does take to produce a pound of beef.

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