- Hong Kong Government (e.g. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen & Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah)
- Hong Kong
(English translation at bottom)
根據聯合國糧農組織2006年標題為”畜牧業巨大陰影” (Livestock's Long Shadow) 的報告. 糧農組織發現畜牧生產佔溫室氣體總排放量的18%，包括全球9%的二氧化碳排放量 , 37%的甲烷(CH4), 65%的氧化亞氮(N2O)，氧化亞氮這種溫室氣體對全球暖化的影響效應相當於二氧化碳的296倍。
我們需要向政府官員表達，香港有必要推廣「禁肉星期一」。我們希望政府能夠推動每個星期一作為 “香港市民不吃肉食製品日” 來保護環境並遏阻全球暖化。
We urge the Hong Kong government, especially the Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Secretary for the Environment - Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah, JP as well as other environmental and animal rights organizations
We are currently facing unprecedented global warming that is widely reported in the media. Natural disasters have emerged one after another and affected many counties which are suffering from different degrees of economic losses and even human lives. Governments are considering different measures to mitigate the impact of global warming.
Climate change has significantly threatened us all, as individuals and as a planet. More and more people are now aware of the livestock industry not only brought about by diseases but also climate change.
According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: The report found that livestock production produces 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, including 9 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide which is approximately 296 times more potent than CO2 as a global warming gas.
Again, a study in 2008 concluded that the production of 2.2 lbs of beef would cause the same amount of carbon emissions as an average European car driving 155 miles. The amount of energy burnt was enough to light a 100watt bulb for almost 20 days.
Nobel Laureate, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has stated, “Please eat less meat; meat is a very carbon intensive commodity ...” and “The single action that a person can take to reduce carbon emissions is vegetarianism.”
Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Hong Kong officials to take action now that will show Hong Kong Government’s commitment to tackling Climate Change. Hong Kong is a developed city financially and economically without animal husbandry. It does not mean that do not need to be responsible for climate change. We ought to know that every day affluent people in Hong Kong are eating well-off large numbers of livestock imported from elsewhere together with the habit of excessive waste of food, we should also have responsibilities for the climate change affected countries and people.
Be a responsible government, we should follow the example of the city of Ghent in Belgium who has shown leadership and recognized the importance of promoting vegetarianism as a solution to addressing climate change and reducing its carbon footprint by ask its citizens to go meatless one day a week. Every Thursday is now veggie day. It is reported in recent headlines, the city of Ghent in Belgium (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8046970.stm)
This petition calls for Hong Kong Government officials to take immediate action by adopting “Meat Free Monday” for every Monday when the citizens of Hong Kong will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.
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The Meat Free Monday In Hong Kong petition to Hong Kong Government (e.g. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen & Mr. Edward Yau Tang-wah) was written by Concerned_Citizen and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.