“Eco Friendly” Meat Guides are just plain silly
It’s time for your mid-morning eye roll, readers. The Guardian represents the groups of liberal meat eaters who pretend to care about hot button issues but just really want their steaks this week as they published the “Eco Guide to Eating Meat.” It’s become a standard piece now, perhaps a rite of passage, for all major publications to put out articles about how you can slaughter animals while being eco friendly as animal exploitation industries find themselves in the beginning stages of a very welcome breakdown.
“By 2050, experts predict, the demand for meat will have doubled,” reports The Guardian, “and meat-related emissions will boom at 12bn tonnes of carbon to feed a population of 9 billion. Our consumption has to tail off if we are to achieve Paris emissions goals.” Obviously, some bad shit is going down, and they’re smart enough to know this. Of course, they go on to say that “In 2013 researchers found the carbon footprint of a vegetarian to be half of that of a meat eater. Comfortingly, they also found that a flexitarian approach is a close second.” Comfortingly! Of course! Coddling carnists to make them feel better is so very typical. Why go for the close second when you can go all the way? They provide another handy link to an equally baffling article that contends that the meat free lifestyle is snooty and of little effect.
See, this is why I have trust issues when I meet those who are vegan for environmental reasons only, and tell me they personally find no objection to “humanely” killed animals: so long as it is eco-friendly, plenty of people are perfectly okay with consuming and exploiting innocent lives.