The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a new exhibit about climate change. The exhibit features many different sources of alleged contributors to climate change, including everything from nuclear power plants to dairy cattle.
One section of the exhibit is specifically about cattle. A fake cow in the exhibit sports a gas mask and plays an audio recording of the cow making belching noises. The cow has a word bubble on the side of her face saying: “Buurp! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but what the world needs now is less methane, and that means fewer cows.” The exhibit also states “that the best way to reduce methane is to eat less beef and drink less milk."
On a positive note, the exhibit does explain methane digesters and the conversion of methane to electricity.
According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, the museum exhibit will run until late 2012. The Monterey Bay Aquarium receives more than 2 million visitors each year.
Source: Western United Dairymen