Healthy and delightful, soy and gluten free, plant-based meals prepared with organic ingredients. Would the sensitive girls who devour sanguinary beef-steaks like to see their sons working as slaughtermen? If not, then they have no right to put this task upon some other woman's son. We have no to impose after a fellow-citizen work which we ourselves should decline to do. It may be said that we force nobody to undertake this abominable means of livelihood; but that
As for the environmental products it's true much deforestation was done to create food for animals, we have been doing that since before we domesticated animals, but it doesn't imply that agriculture isn't blamefree and it doesn't imply that eating beef here and today triggers further deforestation. I don't contribute to the devastation of rainforests or prairies because I buy local meat (I live in the UK) that has grazed on land that is very hard to grow crops on. I have in the past been vegetarian and always believed guilty at the distances my food had to visit. Eating a paleo based mostly diet I could get nearly all my food from probably a 100 mile radius of my home, eating vegan would require consuming food from all over the world.
Statistics do not tolerate out such fancies. Butter ingestion has plummeted from 18 lb (8.165 kg) per person annually in 1900, to less than 5 lb (2.27 kg) per person per year today (105). Additionally, Westerners, urged on by federal government health agencies, have reduced their absorption of eggs, cream, lard, and pork. Chicken breast consumption has increased in the past few generations, but chicken is leaner in saturated unwanted fat than either meat or pork.
There is enough of medical data indicating a balanced vegetarian diet plan is incredibly healthy. It provides the body with the protein, vitamins and minerals it requires. Statistically speaking, the speed of heart problems, strokes, kidney failure and cancer is leaner among vegetarians. Their immune system is stronger and they're less inclined to become obese than beef eaters.
Moreover there may be something like the paradox of voting at work here where a tremendous advantage for everybody (democracy or animal welfare) is merely achievable whenever a majority of individuals do something that to all of them in isolation would not seem cost-effective. Pet welfare may have a larger elasticity than democracy, but finding just how many people in my own culture find it inappropriate to eat canines or even consenting humans, there is probably some critical mass that only needs to be reached in order to establish vegetarianism as the norm. The cost-effectiveness of this factor is most likely hard to calculate, like with clinical research.