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Debunking myths about livestock production (and occasional other topics) from a science-based perspective.
Another week, another argument with vegans. Reading this blog you could suppose that I spend all my time arguing with the no-meat brigade. Thankfully it's not that common - it's just that it always seems to inspire another blog post.
I'm going to steal your infant child away from you, and while I enslave you in a cramped metal pen I'm going to do horrific things to your child. Are you OK with that so far? I suspect that you're not. But thankfully you're of the human species and for that reason alone you're protected from such an existence.
Your "argument" here is pretty weak. Humans don't need animals to sustain. With each passing year it's more and more evident and proven that animal-product alternatives are far healthier for humans as well as environment. The only ones fighting this are the highly funded, well-to-do meat and dairy lobbies, Big Ag, the Kochs, ALEC, etc. Whether or not you subscribe to the cutest thing (I personally find a meowing cat, tail-wagging dog or emotion-filled pig far cuter than a bloody corpse), animal production is wrong at a variety of levels. These animals would tell you the same if the ability was there to do so. Instead, Big Money fights against their interests, and that's both shameful and revolting.