For anyone actually concerned with helping animals in the real world (including myself), a reality check is often helpful. This new analysis, Americans Love Their Meat, provides the latest sobering reality.
"Last year, per capita meat consumption in the U.S. increased at the fastest rate in four decades, climbing 5% compared with a year prior."If you find this troubling (here's a longer take), and understand the numbers involved...
...please join and support groups like One Step For Animals whose advocacy is not driven by ideology, but dedicated to real world results.
Well said Matt. It's not about the vegan bubble, it's simply about the animals. It's great to see veganism become more mainstream every year but if we want to help reduce suffering and effectively help, then staying in the vegan echo chambers is not particularly helpful.
Thank you for your inspiring posts!
Just avoiding consumption of bird flesh, even if that spot on the plate were filled with the same amount of pig and cow flesh, would still move the average consumer from eating over 24 farmed land animals a year to less than 1. http://onestepforanimals.weebly.com/why-one-step.html
Be vegan. Save the world! End animal cruelty by being vegan and also save the planet.❤
That would be ideal Heather. Yet 20 years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, we have not increased the percentage of people who are vegetarian or vegan. Paying attention to that negative data as well as the way most people change their behavior, incrementally, a good harm reduction effort seems to be in order.
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