Friday, December 23, 2011

Be kind to animals while saving the environment: eat meat

It turns out that the ethical high ground is occupied not by anti-meat progressives but rather by steak-lovers:
Published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in:
  • at least 25 times more sentient animals being killed per kilogram of useable protein
  • more environmental damage, and
  • a great deal more animal cruelty than does farming red meat.
The article, by an academic unaffiliated with meat producers, is well worth reading – and you might want to refer sanctimonious veggie-eating friends to it for enlightenment.


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