This is laziness, and not really looking for thumbs, just wanted to bounce this idea I had the other day off some people, see what their thoughts were.
So I've been a vegetarian now for 3 years or so, not one of those "save the animals" or PETA fags, I've just found that it's healthier. Felt the need to point that out, people usually get the wrong idea when I tell them I'm a vegetarian.
I hear a lot of vegans/vegetarians going with the whole "save the animals" argument and I actually find it kind of ironic.
Let's say for the sake of argument that EVERYONE in the world was a vegetarian, just for the sake of argument. Instead of livestock farms and such, we would have crop farms. The demand of the ENTIRE WORLD'S dietary needs would be so great that we would actually need more land for farming than we do now, in order to satisfy the needs of every single persons vegetarian or vegan diet. Which in turn would take up so much land that we would still have to cut down forests, still have to destroy natural habitats in order to make way for new crop farms. Which would push animals out of their homes and would still push some species to extinction.
So it really is a lose lose for the other species, no matter what your diet is.
Just thought I'd throw this out there, go ahead and retort if you want.