The ignorance surrounding the environmental benefits of meat (and so called artificial fertilisers for that matter) is mind boggling.
How do you clean the land up and fertilise the ground without livestock? How do you make it safe to grow crops? How do you keep it in good heart? How do you produce enough compost to make a difference?
I have composted everything that came off a 1 acre field in a year, and it wasn't even enough to put on 1/10th of an acre!
There's a guy in America spends vast amounts of his time, scrounging stuff up to compost, and it takes mountainous piles of the stuff to do the job. In Eastern Europe
, they still use human manure for fertiliser. How do you clean up the diseases in that, without livestock?
My immediate neighbour was a dairy farmer. His cattle fertilised the fields where they grazed (don't ignore the benefits from their urine either). But if cattle grazing followed cattle grazing, diseases that affected the cattle would build up.
So to clean the ground for them, the neighbour bought store lambs for the winter, and THEY cleaned up all the cattle diseases, as well as adding more manure and urine. Then when the cattle went out, THEY cleaned up all the sheep diseases.
All the deep litter from cattle gathered in the winter, was stacked to mature, then spread on the land. If the resulting grass wasn't right (you can tell by the colour) approaching the right time, my neighbour would go round with a pepper pot spreader and give it a 'tickle' with a suitable NPK.
That ensured that the protein level and balance in the grass was right, and so his herd lived longer, healthier lives, because they didn't wear out their guts working overtime, to digest low quality food
Without killing and eating the surplus males every year, just what do you intend doing with them? Ignoring them and hoping they go away, so they rapidly over populate their grazing range, like has happened so often with deer? Anti deer hunting people that bought land here to prevent people from hunting surplus animals
, have had to call in the very people they prevented from keeping things in balance, because their herds of deer became sick and were dying, because there wasn't enough land for them to range to keep healthy.
I just can't abide the pain and suffering these fools keep inflicting on animals
, and all the while they pretend to themselves that they are somehow championing the cause of animals.
Never mind, once the Forest Laws are in place that they are working so hard to re-establish around the World (which most don't even realise), it'll be too late once the "Do Not Leave The City" signs go up, and the penalty for contravening it, will probably be death.
Remember, even a King could not go against the Forest Laws, because doing so risked assassination and overthrow, as illustrated by the Christmas
Carol "Good King Wenseslas" (for those with the eyes to see what the words actually mean).
Do you fancy walking a few miles in thick snow in extreme temperatures at night, in areas with wolves and who knows what else, just to be able to legally get some sticks (from the King's land, at that) to try and keep your family
warm, even though you live "hard against the Forest Fence", and daren't risk the penalties of trespassing there?
Think you will have the strength and energy to do it with lentils, perhaps? Or a handful of rice a day?
I don't rate the survival odds of those that don't wise up in time (thankfully most do eventually grow up).