I don't agree with a no meat lifestyle.
I also don't agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.
In nature, animals kill for food, and do it as quickly as possible and waste nothing.
So should be the same.
If we intend to raise animals, then they should be raised with the utmost respect, and killed the same way. Fast and painlessly.
This just does not exist especially in the beef industry.
Kobe And Kosher butchering is the worst by far.
I will spare the details.
Imagine, for a minute, that humans, upon becoming 30yrs old, were to become food for the rest of us.
Sounds ridiculous I know, but imagine it was socially and morally accepted.
If PETA has their way.
How would you want to live, and how would you want to die?
All creatures deserve to live uncaged, livestock or not.
Not to mention,
Insects are much higher in protein and essential nutrients per ounce than any meat. Omega 3's, b12, iron, & other minerals.
We should farm them.
They are the perfect Livestock.
They are beneficial to agriculture, and can recycle vegetation and agricultural organic waste, as well as other materials saving a ton of money on
feed as opposed to traditional livestock.
They can live in confined spaces, and still be their normal insecty selves, without pain and misery like mammals and birds.
Farming would actually reduce the threat of contaminants that could potentially be contained in insects because of environment.
Tradition livestock is the opposite of that. The more they are farmed in close proximity, the more they are prone to contamination.
There are many uses besides food as well, such as organic colorings, technology, agriculture, recycling, the list goes on.
And some of them taste pretty damn good when cooked.
Yes I have eaten Bugs.
Odds are, you have been eating them your whole life anyway.
Look into the acceptable amount of insect material allowable by the FDA. Surprise....
The only thing holding us back is the EEEWWWW!!! factor.
Oh yeah, If we stopped polluting the earth and our oceans, wild edibles and fish would be on the menu more often as well.