I really struggle with this. I have been a meat eater all my life but have reduced my meat consumption in understanding the impact it will have in the environment.
The reason why reducing the meat we eat will make things better is because of mostly the land take meat production has had. The size of USA could be made back in rain forest from agricultural land if we all stopped eating meat tomorrow. I was alarmed to hear that one burger is equivalent to 20 miles in a car in greenhouse gas emissions!
I have also read that livestock is required to create a mosaic of habitats when delivering conservation work and the best thing to eat is venison as we’re overpopulated with deer in the U.K.
My feeling is that we need to reduce meat consumption as much as possible. What are other people’s views?