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From: Bob Morgan ( -75.154.72.241)
Subject: environmental advantages of veganism
Date: August 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm PST

One of the arguments for veganism is that it does not place as many demands on the land and does not harm the environment as does animal based agriculture eg. it does not use as much water, does not produce the methane that cows do which is a greenhouse gas, does not lead to as much monoculture etc. A counterargument is that some of the land which is used for ranching is best used for animals since it could not grow crops. Therefore it might as well be used for grazing since otherwise it would not be utilized .
I am looking for arguments to counter the counterargument. Does anybody have an argument to stifle the claim that some land might as well be used for ranching since it is no good for anything else.Perhaps there is a book that deals with the topic effectively



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