Unthinking carnivores should look a bit closer at the facts

your say December 11, 2017 01:00

Re: “A right to eat meat”, Letters, December 10.

Outraged Taxpayer does not know what on earth he’s talking about. According to Lester Brown of the US Overseas Development Council, if people cut back on the amount of meat they eat by just 10 per cent we could save enough grain to feed 60 million people. And as I noted in my letter it is not true that humans eat more vegetables than livestock.

But what really enrages me is when people accuse me of forcing my diet on others. I will say it one last time, the only ones being imposed upon are the animals in the slaughterhouses and the future of our children who will suffer from the environmental destruction and wasting of our natural resources because of people like “Taxpayer” (not man enough to use his real name) who don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves.

Eric Bahrt

Chiang Mai