In France, the 18,000 butchers across the country have asked for additional security because their establishments are being vandalised.
Fake blood and spray painted graffiti with the phrases "meat is murder" and "stop speciesism" attributed to militant vegans and vegetarians have these butcher shop owners concerned. This is symptomatic of a gradually militarizing anti-animal movement in rich countries. It's not a problem in poor countries, where a glass of milk or a chicken leg are precious and folks are grateful for sustenance.
No, this movement is a rich urban phenomenon, perpetrated by folks with a holier-than-thou attitude and not enough brain-feeding essential fatty acids to think clearly. That Italy outlawed vegan diets for children should speak some sense into this urban disease. Italy realizes that kids denied animal proteins actually don't function very well intellectually, emotionally, or physically.
It's one thing to deny your own body its essential fuels once you're old enough to make that decision. It's quite another to deny your children or someone else's children the essential ingredients for healthy bodily function. In France, consumption of red meat is down 20 percent in the last 5 years. Other countries, like China, India, and Japan, are consuming more as affluence increases.
On our farm, we produce 5 times more beef per acre of pasture than the county average. And we do it without planting seeds, buying chemical fertilizers, or eroding soil. Raised in nature's image, livestock are the most healing and nutrient-dense food item on the planet. Raised against nature's template, they're the most devastating.
That the anti-meat movement maker no distinction between ecologically-enhancing production and ecologically-damaging production speaks volumes about its underlying cultishness and absurdity.. Eventually all those young disciples will reach middle age, unable to think or walk. Then the rest of us will have to decide what to do with them.
Do you know a recovering vegan?