This photo, downloaded from that very handy Pixabay website where I get my free pictures when I can't be arsed to take my own, depicts the type of Devon countryside that I drive around during my typical working week. Someone's got to do it! All this beauty is a bit of an antidote to counter the trauma that I come across as part and parcel of working in a mental health team.
As I was bimbling around in my little blue number the other day a question popped into my head. 'With the sharp rise in meat free eating patterns how would this landscape be transformed if everyone were vegan? After all it's been crafted by the farm animals that have populated it over the centuries; pigs, chickens, cows and sheep....so many sheep that hug those hillsides. I went on the Internet to do a little bit of casual research Go and have a look for yourself because I haven't got the time to write an essay.
It' makes quite interesting reading There seem to be opposing camps who'd lock pretty big horns if they came into close contact. To my brain that's relatively untutored from an ecological perspective they both seem to have some valid arguments. But I wasn't really trying to weight them up. My wondering was just from a pretty neutral aesthetic perspective. Just what would it look like?