just start calling them lavotarians. :shiftyeyes:
When you consider fishing, you have to consider overfishing by large trawlers - not just single-line-down-by-the-pond. Just like when you consider dairy and eggs you have to consider what happens to the males.
And so, which would cause more harm?
All things included diary probably does the most harm to a persons body. Then perhaps mercury levels in fish. Then eggs. Then regular fish.
Harm to the animals?
I would guess industry eggs to be the worst, then industry fishing, then industry dairy, then small fishing,small dairy,small eggs.
males are killed - ovo-tarians alone contribute to 9Mil/Y.Fishing:
overfishing is causing huge environmental impactsDairy:
veal calves, lifetime of enslavement, and environmental impacts... i would place these three as extremely close in negative impacts
Fishing: going down to the lake to catch one fish causes way less harm then consuming 90% of the produced dairy/eggs out there. Pretty rare all things considered.
Diary: You care for a cow, the cow has a baby, you take excess milk and drink it... at least it doesn't kill anything. But this is a rare case.
Eggs: cooking and eating an egg from a 'pet' chicken. no harm no foul [kek]. aside from husbandry issues this would be the least impactful - but again this is extremely rare.
So I would say most lavotarians contribute to a industry with similar negative impacts as someone who eats fish, but it's hard to place a utilitarian number on it.
So my answer would be to go vegan. Don't contribute to any animal industry.
But in the meantime don't let lavotarians get you down, we're all on the same path of ethics, some of us are just at different spots moving at different rates. I'm not saying vegans are perfect either - just a little further ahead on the path. But we're all moving forward, and hopefully one day there will be enough that we can declare slaughterhouses abolished.