March 13, 2012, 8:30 pm <!– — Updated: 12:19 pm –>By MARK BITTMAN
Mark Bittman on food and all things related.
Until a couple of years ago I believed that the primary reasons to eat less meat were environment- and health-related, and there’s no question that those are valid reasons. But animal welfare has since become a large part of my thinking as well. And I say this as someone not known to his friends as an animal-lover.
If we want a not-too-damaged planet to live on, and we want to live here in a way that’s also not too damaged, we’re better off eating less meat. But if we also want a not-too-damaged psyche, we have to look at how we treat animals and begin to change it.
Link to the book “Every Twelve Seconds”: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300152678