DECEMBER 14, 2009
It is that coercion (via legal prohibition) is not a proper method of protecting animals, at least if the aim is to protect animals. Some will reduce their consumption of meat for the sake of the animals. I foresee a day, perhaps not far in the future, in which it is illegal to raise cows, pigs, and other animals for food. The ground for this will not be animal welfare, as you might expect, but environmentalism.