2010年10月18日 星期一

珍古德博士呼籲年輕人吃素救地球!!Dr Jane Goodall urged young people to vegetarian to save the Earth!!

Dame Jane Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris Goodall on 3 April 1934) is an English UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. She is well-known for her 45-year study of chimpanzee social and family interactions in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, and for founding the Jane Goodall Institute.

Jane Goodall is an animal welfare activist and is the former president of Advocates for Animals, an organization based in Edinburgh, Scotland, that campaigns against the use of animals in medical research, zoos, farming and sport.
Jane Goodall has received many honors for her environmental and humanitarian work, as well as others. She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony held in Buckingham Palace in 2004. In April 2002, Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Dr. Goodall a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her other honors include the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the French Legion of Honor, Medal of Tanzania, Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the Gandhi-King Award for Nonviolence and the Spanish Premio Príncipe de Asturias. She is also a member of the advisory board of BBC Wildlife magazine.
In 2002, the Canadian city of Greater Sudbury, Ontario dedicated a walking trail, highlighting some of the city's efforts to rehabilitate environmental damage from the local mining industry, to Goodall.
On 7 July 2007 Goodall presented at Live Earth.
In April 2008, Jane was awarded the Montana State University Medal for Global and Visionary Leadership.


我一點也不想吃恐懼、痛苦、和死亡!  --Jane Goodall



We know that you are a vegetarian. And it would be significant if you can share your vegetarian experience with us. So let’s start with the most frequently asked question:Why and how did you become a vegetarian?
Dr. Jane:When I left Gombe and came back to England in ……I think early 1970. I read a book called《Animal Liberation》by some one called Peter Singer. When I left for Africa, there was no intensive farming. The animals were in the fields, and the hens were pecking in farmyard. When I read Peter Singer’s book, that was ten years or twelve years latter, and I read about intensive farming, I was horrified. I was absolutely horrified. Next time I had a piece of meat on my plate, I looked at it and I say:「What’s that?It symbolizes fear、pain、death.」I don’t want to eat fear、pain and death. So I stopped just like that.
Claudia:So you stop Meat-Eating immediately.陳:因此您是在一瞬間就停止了肉食?
Dr. Jane:Yes!博士:是的!
Claudia:Not gradually reduce the Meat-Eating?陳:您並不是慢慢的減少食肉量直到完全不吃?
Dr. Jane:No! Just “Bang”!In one second! You know I have a…my sister’s grandson, when he was four, just four years old, he suddenly looked at a piece of chicken on his plate, he said:『Where did this come from?』
His mother said:『Well!It is a chicken.』
He said:『Like the chicken I saw on the farm?』
She said:『Yes!』Then he said:『I don’t want to eat that.』
So she said:『Well!you don’t have to.』
Next is a piece of meat:『Where did this come from?』
『That came from a cow.』『I don’t want to eat cows.』
So he completely stop eat meat. Four! He’s just four. He went on eating fish. And then his mother took him to the aquarium. You know there are fishes…He spent a long time looking around.
He loves fish. And when he came back, he said:『I never going to eat the pretty fish again.』
So she took him to see some of the …you know, the other sort of…I don’t know what fish, but eating fishes. He was very very quiet.
And he said:「I can not eat any fish anymore.」That was pretty amazing. He’s only four.
Claudia:So you think if the children know that the meat is from a life,
then they won’t eat them?
Dr. Jane:Maybe very helpful, they won’t. But their parents may not. The parents have this idea that they must have animal protein. The protein’s healthy. Of course! But…I mean… so many millions of people around the world grow up with the culture that doesn’t eat animals, like Buddhists、Hindus……
Claudia:Except the ethic reason, do you think is there any other meaning for the earth when somebody says I don’t want to eat meat. I want to become a vegetarian. What is the meaning for this planet?陳:除了人道倫理上的原因,您認為素食對地球還有什麼其他的意義呢? 當某個人說:「我不想再吃肉了,我要成為一個素食者。」時,究竟對這個星球的意義是什麼呢?
Dr. Jane:Well! It means a lot, because there are very ill problems with eating animals. One is what I say the intensive farming and the cruelty. Secondly, for keeping cattle they need grain, expose the grass they fed grain, and to cut down a lot of rainforest to grow grain for cattle, or to grass the cattle. One or the other they need a lot of space.
And it‘s very interfacial that they use much more water to change grain into meat. It’s very wasteful. And use a lot more water. So that’s the second reason that it’s very bad for the environment. And also the pollution from the intensive animal farms-- Polluting fields going down into the ground water, polluting the streams、the rivers, and everything out into the sea.
Big farms in the America, they are absolutely terrible, and the smell is awful. And people who living near the hog farm is usually poor, usually black, and there is nothing they can do about it.
And Sundays they have to keep their doorway and the window shut, because it is too bad. And when they were flooding, all these waste was wash down into the sea and thousands of fish died.
So that’s bad, in environmentally bad. And thirdly, to keep the animals alive in the intensive farms, they need antibiotics. Otherwise they’ll get sick, you know, the animal’s resistance is all depress.
So, because they get fed antibiotics regularly in the diet, it means the antibiotics get out into the food chain and gradually the bacteria become resistant. So people have actually died from the cattleman finger.
Who just round the antibiotics strong enough, they build up these resistances. So, for that reason’s well. Not to eating meat is good.

圖片來源:K. Hudson (factoryfarm.org)
Claudia:Do you think is it possible that someday our planet will become a vegetarian planet?I mean that someday the population of vegetarian will more than the meat-eaters?陳:那麼,您是否認為在未來,我們的地球有可能會成為一個素食的星球?我是說有沒有可能未來素食的人口會多於肉食者呢?
Dr. Jane:Oh! Maybe! There’s another reason too. That is …If you look at it therologically, carnivorous animals who are designed to eat meat they have long sharp teeth and claws, or they have beaks to eat bugs.
And the carnivores have a short gut, because it’s very important to get the meat out quickly, to become waste.
They couldn’t keep it because it goes bad.
And the vegetable eating animals have a much longer gut,because you need the time to get the goodness out of the vegetables. We have a long or short gut?Long gut!
So keeping a lot of meat in this long gut is not good for our health.
People get that heavy feeling. For all those good reasons…but… most of time I would say to people, you know when people say:
『Well!I really need …I have to eat some meat. Just a little meat.』
And it’s not so bad because if you eat a little meat,if everybody ate, lots of people stop eating meat are those they ate a little meat. And they insisted on buying free-ranging animals、animals are not in intensive grow and fed organic.