I’ve not produced the next of the “why we eat meat” series I had planned, mostly because I am stuck on the environmental aspects of eating meat and vegan versus CAFO versus small humane farm. The whole situation is beyond complicated, and being a biologist/ecologist/librarian/archivist, I want lots of resources. There are so few proper studies done on small farms using sustainable, humane methods that there is no data to compare to. I am wallowing in a state of frustration over this, as well as having issues with some of the arguments presented by both sides of the meat-no-meat debate.
But, as we will be running around today to the Wayland Winter Farmer’s Market for Wool Day, and then eating lots of locally produced, sustainably grown meat tonight at Valhalla, I leave you with this little debate I found via La Vida Locavore. It is a reasonably intelligent, balanced debate, and the comments are, for the most part, sane. I hope to talk about my biggest beef with this issue in the near future (pun totally intended).
My personal answer is no, vegan is not the only green option. Any opinions from out in the great wide world?
And now, gratuitous pet picture.