Vegetarian diet saves humans and animals
The rumblings of yet another British meat scandal should be of little surprise (News, October 4).
Keeping thousands of animals crammed in sheds amid mountains of waste creates a perfect breeding ground for new, ever-mutating strains of potentially lethal bacteria and viruses.
It's no wonder Hans-Gerhard Wagner of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation calls industrial livestock farming an "opportunity for emerging disease".
In addition to endangering human health, factory farming causes enormous suffering to animals.
We all know that eating meat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer, but the very process of raising and killing animals for human consumption is also potentially fatal.
Luckily, there's a simple solution to all of this: leave animals off our plates.