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WWF Hypocritical Policy Disgraceful

I am disgusted that the WWF, an animal organization, is promoting "sustainable seafood." Sustainable seafood is seaweed. Humans don't need animal flesh to thrive. In fact, we are healthier on a plant-based diet.
Shame on your organization for promoting the eating of ANY animals. I'd rather support an organization that is non-speciesist and advocates for ALL animals.
Rina Deych, RN and Wildlife Rehabilitator
NYC
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  • Jackie (Official Rep) July 30, 2010 22:18
    Dear Rina and Mirta
    The focus of WWF's work is on environmental and species conservation however the choice to be vegetarian has many reasons beyond environmental concerns. Some of these include religious beliefs, concerns about animal cruelty and personal health.

    From an environmental perspective, WWF supports any personal choice that reduces our individual footprint on our living planet. Choosing to be a vegetarian can certainly be helpful to the environment especially if the choice also includes eating food that is grown close to the point of consumption (within 20-100km) and if the food is grown in a sustainable fashion that does not further reduce the Earth's natural resources.

    In our "how you can help" section we suggest that eating less meat is good both for the environment and our health. http://www.panda.org/how_you_can_help...

    We focus on sustainability in all sectors;
    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footp...

    WWF recognises that everyone makes choices every day about the way that we live. From the food we eat, to the transport we take and the work we need to do to survive and thrive. WWF tries to provide options
    that minimise the harmful effects that these choices can sometimes make. Our support of responsible forestry and responsible fishing through the FSC and MSC schemes are examples of this.
    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footp...
    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footp...

    I hope that this clarifies WWF's support of personal choice that is kind to the world that we share including that of being a vegetarian.
    • Dear Jackie , I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM ITSELF. DO I HAVE TO FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE I AM NOT A VEGETARIAN?? WHAT AM I IN RINA DEYCH'S EYES? JUST ANOTHER SAVAGE CARNIVORE THAT MUST BE CIVILAZED BY ILUMINATED PEOPLE LIKE HER?? I TRUST WWF COMPLETELY, I HAD NEVER A CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE CARE OF WILD-LIFE OR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES. AS YOU SAID THE FOOD HAS TO BE GROWN IN A SUSTAINABLE FASHION BOTH PLANTS OR ANIMALS, OUR ANCESTORS, THE PALEOLITICALL MEN WERE HUNTERS. THEY HUNT FOR A LIVING. WHAT ABOUT THE MEAT INDUSTRY WHICH IT IS A SOURCE FOR MLLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLWIDE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THEIR FAMILIES?? ARE THEY CRIMINALS ?? WOULD YOU PUNISH THEM JUST BECAUSE THEY KILL ANIMALS, I MEAN "LIVESTOCK" FOR EXAMPLE NOT ENDANGERED SPECIES, FOR GOD SAKE!! I FEAR THAT SOME OF SO-CALLED ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE LOST THEIR SENSES. PLEOPLE ALWAYS PROPOSE ALTERNATIVES , SAYING THINGS LIKE: THE GOVERMENT MUST IMPLEMENT DECENT JOBS , SO THE POOR ONES DO NOT TURN TO POUCHING FOR EXAMPLE, BUT TELL ME ,PLEASE, FROM THE DEEP OF YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS... WHAT WILL YOU DO IF YOU WERE IN THEIR ́S SHOES?? MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE THAN THE REST OF THOSE BRILLIANTS MINDS, HAVE TO EARN MONEY, HAVE TO WORK SO HARD TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, IF THEY FOUND A DECENT JOB IN A BUTCHERY...WHAT ARE THEY IN Mz Deych ́s eyes? CRIMINALS, VICIOUS, MEAN, BAD PEOPLE THAT MUST BE PERSECUTED AND TERMINATED, EXECUTED IN THE SAME WAY LIKE ANIMALS ARE TO GETTING EVEN??
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