AR-News: (US NY) EU Urges Rapid Action to Save Endangered Species

Animalara2003 at Animalara2003 at
Mon Jan 19 07:36:55 EST 2004

BELGIUM: January 19, 2004 

BRUSSELS - Europe must take urgent action to save hundreds of species of 
birds, animals and plants from extinction, and reduce the threats posed by man to 
the region's fragile ecosystem, the EU's environment chief said last week. 

Scientists say the rate at which species are becoming extinct may be 
thousands of times higher than the natural rate would be. In Europe, at least 40 
percent of bird and butterfly species are under threat, and some 800 plant species, 
they say.

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"The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.",
Albert Einstein

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Male meat-eaters have a 50% chance of dying of a heart attack. Vegetarian men 
have a 4% risk. US vegetarians have cholesterol levels 14% lower than 
meat-eaters; vegans (those who don't consume meat or dairy products) have levels 35% 
lower. JAMA, 1995;274:894

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