There was a most thought-provoking letter by a resident of the UK in the Langley Advance [Eating meat is a selfish act, July 24 Letters]. Christopher Evans claims that the production of animals for food decimates the environment and drains water in arid regions.
He also claims (correctly, I believe) that not only is the slaughter of animals cruelty personified, but makes the world incapable of feeding its burgeoning population of over seven billion. While half the world starves, the remaining half thinks nothing of the fear and cruelty necessary to produce the flesh we crave.
Nor does it enter our heads that we are largely responsible for the starving billions throughout the world, due to our demand for meat and the inordinate amount of land and fodder it takes to produce it.
Mike Harvey, Langley