Striking a Compromise with Vegans

Risk of Influenza Pandemics

We’ve known this was coming for years . The WHO recognises factory farming as the biggest threat of influenza pandemics . The first thing we need to do is abolish factory farming , safeguarding our antibiotics in the process
In the US alone there were 60 million H1N1 swine flu infections between 2009 and 2010. Globally it is estimated to have infected 24% of the population.

The swine flu also resulted in 270,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths in the US, which is significantly more

Average Consumption

I’m not a vegan, I don’t follow any special dietary restrictions. But I apparently eat considerably less beef, pork and poultry than the statistically average American.

What exactly does the average American eat on an annual basis?

  • 109 lbs of chicken
  • 57 lbs of beef
  • 51 lbs of pork
  • 17 lbs of turkey
  • 16 lbs of seafood
  • 1 lb of lamb
  • 1 lb of veal

Total: 252 lbs

This amounts to 11 ounces of animal product per day, nearly 3/4 of a pound. The rest of the post will be spent considering how you—and everyone else around—could be happier if this was reduced closer to within the range of 3-4 ounces daily.

Supplying Billions

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