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Road Kill and Global Warming

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The truth is that even though I was a vegetarian for 13 years, some years ago I lapsed in my commitment and returned to eating meat. Recently as part of my passion to reduce my own CO2 emissions, I read that on average eliminating the consumption of meat will save as much CO2 as switching the car you drive to a Prius. For most of us driving and eating meat account for about half of our total emissions. (The calculation is based on the energy used to grow the feed for a cow including the fertilizer, the methane emitted by the cow, the transportation of the meat, ect.)

As I was sharing this with a coworker we’ll call the Cowboy, he told me that it’s not an issue for him as he kills his own meat, occasionally eats road kill, and has even been known to take advantage of the occasional wayward bird that mistakenly makes its way into his office. (Remember – we’re in Vermont!) When and if he buys meat in a store, he makes sure it’s local and organic!

I’m don't know what I’m going to do, but I'm sure it won't involve hunting or eating road kill.