Dear Daniella, I do agree completely that we need to take the action in local circumstances.
In America, large scale beef production for the Mac Donalds is NOT what I’m saying is right.
But here in the Netherlands we have communities of people who take responsibility for their own food. They have a concept called Herenboeren. They employ an organic farmer to produce their food. Including beef and chicken. And the animals have their own role in restoring the soil.
We have biodynamic farmers with cattle who raise their animals with lots of love (1 animal 1 ha) and their male calves get a role in ecosystem restoration of nature reserves. Their cheese is the best!
That’s the kind of animal role I hope we humans are wise enough to embrace. And the thing that might have made me write this article is the very aggressive tone of some vegans in the debate. Ecosystem restoration (healthy soil) is very necessary. And we have to work together to make that happen.
I know some environmentalist are saying we just have too many people on the planet. And too many animals. I don’t want to go there. Too many fascist theories are based on that assumption. I’m also not saying humans are on top of the hierarchy. We all have roles and it’s time we play those roles wisely.
And for me, that means everyone (human and animals in all diversity) is welcome. We have to start understanding Gaia. And then transition in local circumstances, local culture, local ecosystems.
Happy transitioning, Daniella. Just choose what feels good in your heart and inspire others to do the same for their lives. Love, Desiree.