Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Vegan Landscape?


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?

6 comments:

  1. Lovely landscape and like you, I can see both sides. Less processed food is what we need to aim for and a balance in all things sonthat we may share the world’s depleting resources. I’m off to make soup and have a listen to some lovey music. Catriona

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    1. Sounds like a plan for a pretty good day. Hope you enjoyed yourself. xx

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  2. I would like to think that the fields could grow more vegetables & fruit.Then the animals that remain that hadn't been eaten could live in the woodlands as wild creatures do now.This year I have been vegetarian-not vegan for 40 years.I was vegan for 7,but was not doing it properly xgf

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    1. Sorry-I didn't mean to put the gf-don't know what that was x

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    2. Sounds like the Garden of Eden with veg! Sadly some of the reading that I've been doing suggests that freed domesticated animals wouldn't be able to survive in the wild. xx

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    3. That made me laugh -I can be a bit unrealistic-I'm sure you're right x

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