Mitchell, thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

I don’t think I was talking about restricting to one extreme: Is not eating meat really an extreme? If people stopped eating meat today, all the grain that goes into feeding the animals used for meat could suddenly be used for humans who are starving all around the world: If everyone stopped eating meat today, we could instantaneously cure world hunger and stop massive deforestation. (Of course that’s not going to happen immediately, but is that not a good thing to work towards?)

Is it really so important to maintain the ability to eat meat when nutritionally we don’t need it? I agree that if things were balanced, it may be possible to make it sustainable in the long-run, but that’s not happening. Instead, irreversible damage is happening at the expense of individuals fulfilling their desire to do what they want.