Here is the future rushing up to destroy us. Will the sheeple let it happen yet again? Maybe “sheeple” is not a good word for them, since sheep don’t eat meat, but soon, none of us will either:
“Eating meat could become illegal due to the ecological damage it does to the planet, a top British barrister has said. Michael Mansfield QC believes the government should introduce tighter legislation to make activities which destroy the natural world illegal – and in the future this could even include banning the consumption of meat. “There are plenty of things that were once commonplace that are now illegal such as smoking inside,” said Mr Mansfield, who will present his ideas at the Labour party conference on Monday. “We know that the top 3,000 companies in the world are responsible for more than £1.5tn worth of damage to the environment with meat and dairy production high on the list. We know that because the UN has told us so. “I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet it is not preposterous to think that one day it will become illegal,” he said. Currently 25 per cent of global emissions come from agriculture, with livestock contributing to 80 per cent of that. Industrial agriculture relies on fossil fuels to create fertilisers and machinery to harvest crops and transport animals. Farmed animals also produce half of the world’s methane emissions.