Why Banning Beef Needs To Happen Now

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In an ideal world, we would all be vegans or vegetarians.  In the first place, there are undeniable moral arguments against murdering and consuming animals.  Even were one to shut one’s eyes to this basic ethical issue, however, it is impossible to avoid the impact that eating meat has on one’s health.

Countless accredited studies have demonstrated that the consumption of meat is a major cause of obesity, cancer, hypertension, and voting Republican.  We as a nation consume more meat and meat products than ever before, with total meat and poultry production last year reaching more than 105 billion pounds.

In reality, curing a nation of its protein addiction will not be achieved overnight. Pragmatism requires that we start with the most dangerous of red meats, namely beef. Not only are even the leanest steaks incredibly dangerous to one’s personal health but:

  • To raise a cow takes 28 times more land and 11 times more water than it does for the equivalent weight in pork and chicken
  • Cows expel vast quantities of methane, a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more dangerous than CO2 which, as 99.9% of scientists know, is causing global temperatures to rise by around 2-3 degrees each year and threatening the very existence of the polar bear. The threat to the planet from climate change is so great that, on a recent scientific expedition to the Antarctic, not a single polar bear was spotted.

 

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Image: Polar bears entirely absent in the Antarctic according to recent scientific expedition

This is why the government must intervene now to phase out cattle-production, with an objective to end all beef production by 2020 at the very latest.  In time, other meat products can be added to this list but banning beef will be a good start.

Black Lives Matter

You can’t eat gold.

You can’t eat meat either. Our planet depends on it.

richandrenee

Rich white people want gold to hurt poor minorities with – economics 101.

richandrenee

A punitive tax on beef and dairy to reflect this horrendous ecological damage would be a good start.

MillionDollarBonus_

Meat production in white countries is one of the major contributors to climate change, which disproportionately affects people of color. Thus meat is simply another example of white privilege. This is not just about the welfare of cows – it’s about justice for people of color.

trav777

Yep…countries like Brazil have a huge meat tradition. Because of white supremacy.

Everything bad is because of white supremacy and intended to hurt minorities even when minorities are the majority. Whites, despite being 9% of the planet, can never be a minority.

These are simply FACTS you have to get your head to accept to be on the right side of history in Current Year and be a legitimate progressive.

Special Snowflake
Special Snowflake

And lock up the Ranchers!

MillionDollarBonus_

And look at how many of them are right-wing bigots. The Oregon Ranchers have proven themselves to be nothing more than domestic terrorists! Banning beef will cut off their income and help starve the vast right wing conspiracy in this country.

MillionDollarBonus_

Great article! Yes, meat needs to banned immediately. Government health guidelines recommend a vegetarian or vegan diet based on carbohydrates, tofu and and various processed meat substitutes, while avoiding dangerous supplements and consuming a variety of prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. People who follow these diets tend to be enlightened progressives, which is yet more evidence that this diet contributes to mental health.

trav777

Just as we can have free limitless energy without carbon emissions, humans can live without consuming resource-driven food as well.

We can survive on light and air, just as our power grid can be run by them

richandrenee

WordofLight
WordofLight

We can start by only allowing food stamps to be used for non-meat food….vegetarian fare.

If you want government subsidies you have to be a vegetarian, no smoking, drinking, or drug use….all the things that white people have been usi g to enslave the other races.

Shame on them.

BlackLivesMatter
BlackLivesMatter

Getting rid of beef is ok but dont mess with my ribs and fried chicken.

Nothin like fried chicken and watermelon. Right?

Skankhunt42
Skankhunt42

Thanks MillionDollarBonus

I loves me some pharmacueticals!

BlackLivesMatter
BlackLivesMatter

As a gay black man I don’t think I can eliminate sausage from diet.

Bill Hill
Bill Hill

Can’t say I agree with this article but I do have to admit I seriously love beef. Usually have ribeye or filet mignon twice a week with a nice red wine. Try it sometime! If you have access to a good Cuban cigar with a good scotch afterward it’s simply that best! I guess I just don’t understand why anyone would be against delicious steaks unless they’re Hindu.

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