Everywhere else in the world where animal products aren’t heavily subsidised by their Governments, the cost of eggs and meat and dairy is realistically prohibitive to the poor. There are massive issues with Western Governments for countless reasons, but if (1) our legislation actually supported the lives, interests, welfare and safety of other species instead of condoning their exploitation for our (extremely damaging) purposes; (2) Government-supported nutritional guidelines actually reflected human nutritional needs instead of supporting their vested interest in animal food products, and (3) Government subsidised the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables instead of meat, eggs and dairy, the healthiest foods would become widely and cheaply available to EVERYONE. Even if you compare the costs now of a kilo of (unsubsidised) potatoes or bananas to a kilo of (heavily subsidised) cheese or meat and it’s so fucking obvious which is your better option.
just wanted this quote from an email from my pal Nancy
on my tumblr forever.