06 Sep '11, 3pm

Conservative Bashes Vegans | Care2 Healthy Living

Conservative Bashes Vegans | Care2 Healthy Living

A recent blog post from the conservative website First Things makes a point of blaming veganism, and therefore vegans, for their alleged involvement in plant harvesting that kills many small animals, “Plant agriculture causes mass slaughter of mice, rats, snakes, birds, and other animals of the field.” (Source: First Things ) A very important fact left out of the anti-vegan rant, was that an enormous amount of plant crops in the United States (the most productive agricultural nation in the world) are grown to feed farm animals! The three plants using the most farmland for growth and harvesting in America are corn, soybeans, and hay. Over two-hundred million acres are used for these three crops. The conservative author makes the situation appear as if all large-scale plant farming is for human consumption though, and this is not true at all. “According to the National Corn ...

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