A brilliant observation by Armory contributor George Martin.
Earth to Humanity: Go Vegan or Die
by George Martin
Nature is blackmailing humanity into going vegan—and it’s a blackmail I fully support.
There are 2 parts to this blackmail:
1. Antibiotic resistance due to antibiotics given to animals in farming: If humans continue to eat animals and the things that come out of them, strands of resistant bacteria will continue to evolve and spread, and gradually kill off humans, with science helpless to defeat it because those bacteria are already resistant to the drugs science has. By 2050, it is estimated that 10 million humans will die each year as a result of antibiotic resistance, with animal agriculture playing the largest part in this, as that’s the industry where the most antibiotics are used. Check out the short documentary ‘Swine’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUYhAJ6MDrc
2. Resource war: Human population is growing and growing, and with a growing human population comes a growing number of animals who’ll be bred to feed those people. The average meat/dairy/egg eater currently require 10 times more crops and to feed than the average vegan (due to the crops used to raise livestock), plus all the water needed to raise animals for their food (both for the animal to drink and to grow the crops needed to feed them). With a finite resource basin, countries across the globe will struggle to feed its people, and nations will end up killing and destroying each other over resources and land if the world does not change how it eats—a terrifying prospect when we consider the availability of nuclear weapons and how lax countries are at selling arms to terror groups.
So yeah, to be blunt: nature is basically telling humanity, “Go vegan, or I’ll kill you”. And hey, who can blame it?