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My name is Emily. I'm a vegan and aspiring ESL teacher living in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is where I share things that, well, I'd like to share.

August 13, 2012 1:57 pm


theclericsdiary: I am not going to hate on you for being vegan like i would have a couple months ago. I am trying to learn even if i disagree, and thus have questions. How are we going to control the population of animals we are now consuming as meat products? Such as Cows and Pigs. Since we will not be eating them their populations will steadily rise, as we have also pretty much eliminated their natural predators.

This is a question that I see asked a lot. The thing is, although I would love for everyone to go vegan overnight, it’s just not likely, so you don’t have to worry about what will happen with the animals currently in factory farms. As the numbers of vegans and vegetarians increases, the demand for animal products will decrease, factory farms will slowly close or reduce in size as will the numbers of domesticated, farmed animals. 

Also, were the animals to be suddenly released into the wild, you wouldn’t have to worry about them reproducing, as many of them are physically unable to do so due to their weak and overweight bodies that we have forced upon them by feeding them massive amounts of growth hormones and antibiotics. 

Thanks for the question!