PETA Wants to Fight Global Warming With Food

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Published March 07, 2007

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Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:

Diet Change Beats Car Switch

The folks at PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are calling out Al Gore, saying if he really wants to fight global warming, he should become a vegetarian.

PETA has sent Gore a letter saying giving up meat is the quickest and most effective way to combat climate change because the meat industry is one of the most significant sources of environmental damage.

PETA claims, "raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined." And, it says, researchers have determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective against global warming than switching from a standard American car to a Toyota Prius hybrid.

Gore's office told FOX News this afternoon it had not yet seen the letter.

Cross Returns

After months of controversy, The College of William & Mary will return a brass cross to the school's historic Wren Chapel. The decision by a committee of alumni, students and faculty follows threats by alumni to withhold contributions — including one $12 million donation.

The cross was removed after President Gene Nichol said he wanted to make the chapel more welcoming to people of all faiths. But it will soon be back in what is called a prominent, readily visible place — inside a glass case with a plaque explaining the school's Anglican heritage.

Impeachment Vote

32 towns in Vermont Tuesday passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Bush, for allegedly misleading the country about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and for engaging in illegal wiretapping.

The symbolic votes came on Vermont's annual "Town Meeting Day" — which dates back to colonial times. Five towns passed similar measures last year.

Congressional Democrats have largely steered clear of any impeachment talk. Also on Tuesday, 16 Vermont towns passed separate measures calling for an immediate troop withdrawal from iraq.

"Wrongful Birth"

And a Boston woman has filed what's being called a "wrongful birth" lawsuit, alleging that a Planned Parenthood clinic botched her abortion, and another doctor failed to notice she was still pregnant afterward.

The 45-year-old woman is seeking child-rearing costs for her now two-year-old daughter and other damages. She says she originally sought the abortion for financial reasons — and believed it had been accomplished until she had to go to the emergency room for pelvic pain about two-and-a-half months before giving birth.

Massachusetts law requires a tribunal to screen the complaint to see if it has merit to go on to trial.

—FOX News Channel's Martin Hill contributed to this report.

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