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The Five Billion Vegans Foundation was an organization founded by a group of one billion Chinese (some from China, a few from Taiwan, but others are merely Chinese by descent or even marriage)
We live in a world where meat-related obesity is more common than starvation; even in these harsh economic times. The world we live in is more messed up than Fallout, Grand Theft Auto and Family Guy combined.
Their goal was to make the slaughtering of animals for food (i.e., the vegan/in vitro meat diet) illegal in all countries. While these people do not believe in God, their goal is the eliminate global warming by eliminating the animal farms that cause more greenhouse gases than all the world's vehicles, trains, and airplanes combined. One billion Chinese donated a great amount of wealth to make this organization extant.
Their goal is to convert five billion people to veganism, a lofty goal that people failed to deliver numerous times. The founders who started the organization agreed never to eat any animals products ever again. Overall, the organization has more money in their account than all the G8 countries put together and they use the money to renounce fast food restaurants like Taco Bell and McDonald's (until they switch their entire menu to in vitro meat).
Unless the other restaurants agree to serve either vegan meals and/or in vitro meat, global warming would turn out be a killer; thus preventing nanotechnology from being developed for the middle class to cure things like cancer, heart disease, Down syndrome, and autism. The resources that could be curing most major diseases would be used to defeat pollution instead. We must sacrifice our love for slaughtering animals for meat if we are to survive the new millennium with our technology completely intact.