It is said that Emperor Wu of Liang is a person who advocates vegetarianism in China. His understanding of Buddhists is Bodhisattva’s compassion, against killing, and against eating raw meat.
In fact, historically, the earlier vegetarians were the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras in the sixth century BC. He said that human beings should live on beans and other vegetarian foods and not eat.
Those who do not eat meat are called Pythagoras believers.
The vegetarians at the time believed that the human soul could be reincarnation, but modern and contemporary vegetarians were separated from religious superstitions in terms of health and environmental awareness.
The Beatles member Paul McCartney once declared: “Less eat less meat, less global warming.
He called on everyone to become a vegetarian.
銆€銆€Once upon a time, both Chinese and foreign, the table of meat on a table a week has been very good; and the fact is that the consumption of meat and milk is growing; in 2008, the global consumption of 2.
800 million tons of meat, 700 million tons of milk.
American citizens have always been the world record holder of meat consumption, with an average of 120 kilograms per person per year.
Surprisingly, the amount of chicken eaten by humans today is 150 times that of 80 years ago.
Eating meat seems to be a symbol of people’s affluence. According to the United Nations, due to the growing global population, meat production must at least double by 2050, which will be a disastrous burden on the environment.
Human beings are in an extremely contradictory suspicion, and every way of agricultural production will damage our environment.
According to one survey, 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, 60% of phosphorus emissions, and 30% of all kinds of harmful substances are discharged to agricultural production accounts; agriculture takes up half of the land area, and agricultural water consumption accounts for70%.
銆€銆€Scientists and people of insight advocate vegetarianism in order to get humans out of the shackles, because the environmental damage caused by eating meat far exceeds pure agricultural production, and the impact of raising livestock on global warming is greater than the impact of transportation;The indirect climate impact of kilograms of beef is equivalent to the climate impact of a car opening 250 kilometers.
In addition, in order to obtain 1 kg of beef, 30 kg of grain or other feed must be produced.
銆€銆€In theory, if the Earth can be turned into a vegetarian, it can save about 20% of the agricultural land area (caused by meat animals), equivalent to 3.4 million square kilometers.
The demand for pesticides will also be reduced by about 30%, and the demand for antibiotics will also drop. So far, about half of the antibiotic preparations have been fed to meat animals.
It is especially obvious that anti-warm animals such as cattle and sheep are the medium largest producers. The average annual emissions of a cow is 110 kilograms of carbon dioxide. After conversion, it is equivalent to the carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle for 15,000 kilometers.
銆€銆€In short, vegetarianism makes the world greener. Vegetarians can make people get more clean water. Vegetarians can make air quality better. Vegetarians can alleviate global warming. Vegetarians are good for health and can reduce the incidence of many diseases.but pureEating vegetarian food also brings many other problems. Some humans’ nutritional intake will become incomplete (so nutrients must be added to vegetarian diets); the hierarchical structure of the whole society will change, so that the class that produces meat can make a living.Become poor; humans will lose a lot of by-products brought by meat animals: leather for shoes, fur for clothes, woolen cloth, etc.
銆€銆€To put it bluntly, there is still no way to do everything, so I have to take a step back and say: “Try to reduce meat.”