Originally Posted by Farmrush
Have any of you actually read her book?
I can't speak for anyone else, but I haven't. I've read the writings of former veg*ns who, ahhh, "saw the light", got over their dietary fetishes, and sensibly started including meat, etc in their diet again...
and all I can say is... I want those hours of my life back so I can do something worthwhile with them this time.
ETA: about a fence in the Serengeti: although this would not be practical, I have no problem with the idea that prey animals in the wild have a hard life and that it would be wonderful to make it easier.
ETA (again): Oh jeez- I went and read the first few paragraphs on-line at the link someone posted.
The truth is that agriculture is the most destructive thing humans have done to the planet, and more of the same won’t save us. The truth is that agriculture requires the wholesale destruction of entire ecosystems. The truth is also that life isn’t possible without death, that no matter what you eat, someone has to die to feed you.
And this after a lot of hand-wringing about how "noble" the intentions of animal-rights vegetarians are.
The truth is that the author got tired and gave up. The truth is that she (and others like her) aren't thinking outsude the box... and can't magine an alternative to the agriculture she's complaining about other than grazing animals.
The truth is... I could have spent those 90 seconds watching the "Badger Badger Badger" video... or reading lolcats...