Though our hearts break, our spirits have to remain strong. These gentle beings depend on it. I'm sure this little fellow has already been slaughtered and casually eaten without even a flicker of appreciation. Godspeed sweet soul.
Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. Goodland, R Anhang, J. “Livestock and Climate Change: What if the key actors in climate change were pigs, chickens and cows?” WorldWatch, November/December 2009. Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, USA. Pp. 10–19. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6294