Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Statement: Tesco slammed over electricity from waste meat

Release date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2009

'It's a sad indictment of modern life that not only hundreds of millions of animals are killed each year in the UK, but so much meat is left over from greed and indifference. To turn this wasted meat into power might seem like a good idea at first, but you have to ask yourself why is so much left over and why are so many animals dying to provide this excess' Surely killing fewer animals in the first place should be the aim.
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"Whatever savings are made by turning this meat into energy is more than voided by the huge amount of greenhouses gases generated by the farming and production of the meat in the first place. Tesco should take a long hard look at their wasteful practices.
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'More and more people are choosing to adopt an ethical and green vegetarian or vegan diet. Most would be horrified to find out that their power was generated by left-over meat. Consumers should have the right to know if their power is generated in this macabre manner.'

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