Hiya fellow Whyvillians! Ever since I read 8Dyay8D and BabyPowdr's articles, I
have been intensely interested in vegetarianism. I decided to research further
into the subject, and in doing this I spent a few nights on Google.com, looking
for as many opinions as possible.
My conclusion of my research was a whole bunch
of mixed-up feelings. If I might correct 8Dyay8D, scientists have investigated
vegetarianism and have found out that it is impossible for everybody on this
earth to become a vegetarian. The ratio of plants on earth to humans is like
comparing a bag of potato chips to the army; it's illogical.
Also, about the veal "thing", that was totally politically incorrect! I don't
know where your sources are from, but that is not how veal is raised. "Today's
modern, environmentally controlled veal barns provide for animal health and
safety. The barns are lighted artificially and by natural light, and a constant
source of fresh air is circulated. Individual stalls are used for the calves.
These stalls provide a safe environment where the calves can stand, stretch,
groom themselves and lay down in a natural position. These pens are invaluable
to the health of the animal. They allow the calves to be individually looked
I definitely do not want to offend people who are vegetarians, because that is
not the point of my article. My personal opinion is that it is your own choice
if you choose to become a vegetarian, and that since it is very unlikely that
the world would ever resort to international vegetarianism, people are free to
make their own opinions and choices about vegetarianism.
Editor's Note: I'm very curious where you get the
statistic that the ratio of plants to humans comes out on humanity's side!
That would really surprise me... from what I understand, a field of wheat can
feed at least ten times as many people as the same field of cattle.
From what I understand, calves are probably not treated as
badly as 8Dyay8D described in most of the U.S. or Canada, but I doubt that all
veal barns across the globe afford nicely built stalls and so forth.