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Matt on Glenn Beck
March 15

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National Programming  •  March 15th, 2007 9:41 PM Eastern D.S.
Glenn Beck (News )
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migration. >> giving me a migraine. >>> next, there's a new poll out on global warming. now 83% of u.s. citizens now believe it's a serious problem. that's up from 70% in 2004. everybody panic. we're all going to burn to death in a flood, but the polling geniuses didn't ask the far more important question. here it is. who is responsible, and what, if anything, can we do to fight it? well, i'll answer both of them for you right now. big meat is responsible. become a vegan, if you want to make a difference. oh, now not so interested, huh? the real story is that the u.n. report concludes that the world's meat industry generates far more greenhouse gas than all of the worldwide transportation combined. think about that. the u.n. is saying that the steak you ate for dinner last night did more harm to the environment than your drive in to work this morning. now, if you believe we're all going to die in some sort of fiery flood, why wouldn't you, you know, change? why wouldn't you stop eating meat? yeah, i'm talking to you, al gore. that's exactly who i'm talking about. why haven't you made the adjustments to your personal diet? i mean, i admire your passion, and congratulations on that little oscar thing, but if you literally believe that the ocean will -- the ocean levels will rise by 20 feet, it's not really unreasonable to wonder why you haven't switched it a veggie burger is it? last week a member of peta was on the show and afterwards i asked him to calculate how bad my meat-eating really is for the environment. it's bad. i warn you. you know, what's my meat footprint? matt prescott from peta is back now to give me the results. how bad is the footprint, matt? >> i've got to say your meat footprint is pretty deep. there's hope for you yet. when we talked earlier and you said you opposed foie gras and veal because of the cruelty, that shows something. most people just don't realize that chickens and cows and pigs are abused in hideous ways. >> i realize. >> and they are scalded alive and cut their throats. >> hang on, matt. i want you to know, i realize that. it's, for instance, foie gras, it bothers me when i eat it, but i still eat, it veal because it's a cute little cuddly cow, it bothers me. i don't want to torture my food so it's a little more tender but chickens, hmm. >> anybody who has ever had a dog or a cat knows that animals feel pain. they know that they don't deserve to be tortured. chicken and pigs and cows all feel pain in the same way dogs and cats do. they are intelligent animals, individuals, and yet they are abused in ways every single day that would warrant cruelty to animals charges if dogs and cats were the victims. >> if chickens weren't so darn yummy i'd be with you. actually, driving a prius or going to an in and out burger, which does more damage to the environment? >> going to an in and out burger by far. >> let's look at the damage that people do. like me, we've put some charts together, and maybe you can take us through this here, matt. first is my river pollution. what kind of damage -- what kind of damage am i doing? >> far more than a vegetarian. rivers in people's backyards and people's communities are grossly polluted by the meat industry. in california, the dairies throughout california wreak havoc on the waterways. this is water that children play in. this is water that when your kids go outside they swim in. >> wait a minute, why are you comparing me here to kobayashi? that's the guy who does the hot dog eating contest. that's a little unfair. >> now come on. i mean, you're not eating 100 hot dogs in one sitting, at least i hope you're not. >> well, i might try. >> kobayashi should try to switch to veggie dogs, they are delicious and don't do environmental harm, they are better for his health and better for the animals. >> water waste, here's the chart on water waste, what my meat footprint is on water waste. look at this, and what are we talking about on water waste? >> not just the rivers, we're talking about the oceans, if you eat fish. when we talked about water pollution, we're talking about all of the trawling that the commercial fisheries are doing. they cast these giant nets into the ocean that rip up the coral reefs and they spew out tons of ground-up animals. the nets catch porpoises and dolphins and birds and turtles. they grind them up on the ship and then they spew them back out. >> and the final chart, and i don't even understand this one, help me out, is manure waste. how am i exactly responsible for -- what are we saving the manure for? how am i wasting manure? >> we're not talking about wasting it. we're talking about generating it. >> oh, generating it. >> so by eating meat you're supporting an industry that raises and kills and in the u.s. alone about ten billion animals a year. all those animals are creating massive amounts of manure that's going into our land, and that's also going into our waterways, the same water that -- >> matt, a honest question for you. can you actually believe in, you know, we're all going to die in some horrible flood because of global warming and not be a vegetarian or a vegan? >> well, for a long time i myself wasn't a vegetarian when i believed in environmental causes, but when i learned about the fact that eating meat is the number one worst thing a person can do for the environment and for their own health and for the animals, i became vegetarian. >> if i had to choose whoppers and a prius or carrots and a hummer, which would you do, i'm only doing one? >> i'd go with the carrots and the hummer, you know. gore, i think, is genuine. i think other environmentalists are genuine in their concern an in their efforts. >> okay. >> but they miss a big component and that is by encouraging people to go to vegetarian and go to web sites like goveg.com people can do better than just buying a prius and switching to energy efficient light bulbs. which are all good things. >> matt, thanks very much. back with the latest on anna nicole next.

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