on family farm meat.
So I'm really just thinking out loud here, so please, no vicious responses if there are holes in what I'm saying. I was just curious about something. Obviously I would never impugn the decision of someone who wanted to abstain from meat products entirely.
My question is...is there something to be said for the idea that it may be an ethically positive choice to eat meat from family farms, not as an alternative to eating meat from factory farms, but as an alternative to not eating meat at all.
Given that 99 percent of animals available to be eaten come from factory farms, and given what I'm reading about in Eating Animals and what I saw in Food Inc and a bundle of other places, it's clearly the case that the family farmer is being aggressively squeezed out by corporate factory farming.
So, given that, in the short term, people will be eating meat, is there anything to be said for the notion that an immediately essential thing is to provide business for family farming, so that their product can be distributed at increasingly affordable rates? So that some alternative continues to exist to Tyson's et al?
given that, the world isn't going to turn vegetarian in the next....5-10 years, it seems like the worst scenario would be for those family farms to go out of business during that time.
please don't yell at me.