Yes, why? No, why. Well, I have your answer. Vegetarianism is NOT a waste of time, being veg*n does make a difference. Vegetarianism and veganism about supply and demand. If you boycott meat consumption you will reduce the demand for meat, and in turn prevent animals being bred for meat. When people say vegetarians ‘save’ 100 animals per year, they aren’t saved in the sense that any body rescues them and they live happily ever after. They are saved by preventing the need for the animals to be bred in the first place. So by being vegetarian you prevent the unnecessary birth and cruel slaughter of about 100 animals. Each year 50 billion animals are slaughtered for food around the world – to feed 6 billion people. Just do the math. . it doesn’t seem fair or just to me. By switching to a vegetarian diet, you will save more than 100 animals a year. Every little bit counts. Any contribution to the veg*n cause it a worthy contribution.
Peter Singer and Richard Dawkins on vegetarianism, animal rights, slavery and living an ethical life.