People seem baffled when I tell them this. They`re all like “but if we don’t eat them they will starve to death in the wild, if anything were doing them a favour!” or “the farmers were going to kill them anyway, so it`s nice that we eat them because you shouldn’t waste food”. Ugh, they will stop producing as much and the left over cows from now will (or should) go to farm animal sanctuaries.
A polar bear cub takes a graceful dive while mom looks on. What an awesome shot!
Hey red-blooded American dudes: Math would like a word.
#4. Red Meat
It takes about 50 times more resources to grow grain, feed it to a cow, and then eat the cow than it does to just feed the grain to a human (for example, it takes about 100,000 liters of water to get 1 kilogram of beef, versus about 2,000 liters to get 1 kilogram of soybeans or rice). You lose 90 percent of the calories that grow from the ground if you pass them through a cow first. And don’t shoot the messenger here — I’m no vegetarian. I’ve eaten so much meat that my body is practically made of the stuff. But if you saw somebody routinely take one bite of their food and then toss the rest in the trash, you’d think they were an asshole (“Dude, there’s starving people in the world!”). Well, that’s what you’re doing when you insist on converting your food into steak just to make it taste better. You’re throwing 90 percent of it away, in the form of cow shit.
A good read as always from David Wong.
Written by a meat eater yeah, but everyone can see how wasteful it is..