Im going to guess that the energy going into trying to get people like me to stop eating meat would be better spent on activities that might alleviate warming faster. I do agree somewhat that the treatment of various animals in industrial food processing settings is just a reflection of how people would treat one another in the long run. I mean that grinding up of little male chickens i saw in a video recently..thats just sick! The war machine isnt much different.
I just finished reading, Eating Animals, and the author, Jonathan Safran Foer makes a strong point (among many) about the tenacity and "right to eat" beliefs people have. People immediately get defensive around food.
As scientists have learned more about human impacts on the planet, global climate change has become the accepted terminology as temperatures soar in some regions and grow cooler in others. Often people will accept a techno fix for alleviation of global climate change, which often benefit wealthier nations rather than global populations overall, think de- salinization plants. I believe Safran Foer's book coupled with Silverstone's approach to vegetarian dietary changes could arm enough individuals with information to change.
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