Whether you eat meat or don’t eat meat, we have a lot in common. Rather than focus on what is right or wrong in choices to eat meat, let’s focus on a very harmful industry.
Factory farming is out of control. It is bad for local farmers, it is bad for consumers, bad for the environment, and of course it is bad for animals.
If you want to eat meat, you don’t want diseased animals who have been fed antibiotics their whole lives because of the conditions they are raised in, who have been treated in ways that people would go to jail for if they treated a family pet. Fact: 50% of all antibiotics manufactured in the US are poured directly into animal feeds. Our bodies will become resistant to treatment to these life-saving drugs. The profit goes to drug companies ($450 million a year) and the factory farms.
If the idea of being vegetarian, or vegan is way too extreme for you, start by cutting back on your meat intake. If you can try not adding meat to dishes, using vegetable broth instead of chicken or beef broth, and try the veggie sausages or meat substitutes in meals.
I’ll post more soon, just know that we ALL really can be on the same page with factory farming.