A great quote by John Robbins (and perhaps another useful tool to deflect criticism of "why do you eat like THAT???"):
People have begun comparing eating little or no animal products with driving a Prius ("Vegetarianism is the new Prius") and likewise compared eating meat with driving a Hummer. But this comparison, as striking as it is, actually understates the amount of greenhouse gases that stem from meat. In 2006, a University of Chicago study found that a vegan diet is far more effective than driving a hybrid car in reducing our carbon footprint. Scientists who have done the calculations say that a Prius driver who consumes a meat-based diet actually contributes more to global warming than a Hummer driver who eats low on the food chain.
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