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May I offer an alternate consideration, since I am fairly confidant you and other vegetarians or vegans with ever convince even half the world to stop consuming meat and dairy or the “slaughter” of animals for food even in the USA alone… may I offer this consideration, instead of trying to slam against a wall which will not break?
Lets consider the issue that I feel even “Meat Eaters” can get behind. The very clearly inhumane and unethical treatment of animals in so many farms and slaughterhouses. I do believe most would agree that there is very much far more cruelty that is found then needed, and while one may argue there is no such thing as a humane way of killing animals for food I do feel much could be done to greatly lessen the pain and suffering so many animals face in such conditions.
I feel an argument can be made that the real problem and real health epidemic is that so many, especially in the USA, consume far more then they actually need. Moderation in all things, as even that which is healthy can become harmful if taken into excess. So many stuff themselves with so much meat, fried foods, fats and oils, sugars, and junk food or fast food in general that is is causing obesity and diabetes among other health issues.
With this farms, slaughterhouses, and business providing the supply of such demands which I feel leads very much, at least in part, these suppliers cutting corners and leading to such cramped conditions. That because of how many go through many of the higher up find themselves uncaring of how employees go about killing the animals for meat, getting the eggs or milk, and so on as long as it brings out the supply needed. That, and so many are simply in the business of many money.
My consideration is that instead of trying to say, “The killing and eating of meat is bad, and you should feel bad”, guilt tripping people into seeing things your way often forming an antiganistic relationship with those so called “meat eaters” one could find common ground you can agree one… a compromise if you will. Most people would I feel agree that the way the animals are treated and the conditions they are in is wrong even if they may be unwilling to stop eating meat but be wiling to help at least lessen the suffering and pain.
More, instead of trying to get people from never eating meat again, the thought of encouraging a far lesser consumption of such would make far more sense and bring I feel better results. Sure it may not be ideal, as this world is so far from being such, but it would I feel lead to far greater change and more people coming together to call out farms and slaughterhouses on their practices. More, with simply less demand it would bring, or so it can be hoped, business from feeling they need to have such practices to keep up and make a profit.
Sighs, maybe though I am just talking nonsense or there can be no middle ground. Edited: Thomaslee on 21st Jan, 2017 - 8:32pm