By eating animals we also devour human rights 

your say December 08, 2017 01:00

Re: “The link between diet and climate change is shocking”, Have Your Say, yesterday.

I was pleasantly surprised that Lungstib, who in the past has ridiculed me for being a vegetarian, is now impressed by the tremendous link between raising animals for food and global warming. I’ve written numerous letters noting that the United Nations has found that the livestock industry is responsible for causing more global warming than all forms of transportation combined. It is also estimated that in America 80 per cent of our corn and 95 per cent of our oats are fed to livestock. And then everyone wonders why we are headed towards both a food and water shortage that could ultimately cause massive starvation.

Vegetarianism is as much a human rights issue as it is an animal rights one.

Eric Bahrt

Chiang Mai