“This Lent, we invite you to go beyond fasting from meat on Fridays. Add one more day of plant-based meals to your table or strive to eat plant-based meals throughout the Lenten season. Together, our acts of solidarity add up to better protection for our vulnerable brothers and sisters,” said The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM).
The GCCM said, poultry farming amounts to about 0.55 pounds of Carbon Dioxide, hog raising to 1.90 pounds of Carbon Dioxide, while cattle farming amounts to 7.40 pounds of Carbon Dioxide, which is equivalent to the emission released by a vehicle that has run 9.81 miles.
“That is why we are appealing to the faithful to shift to a plant-based diet or to lessen their meat consumption,” the GCCM said. Roman Catholics will observe the 40-day Lenten season starting on Ash Wednesday, March 6.