rabble.ca is partnering with http://www.notjustagoat.com/ - I'm Not Just a Goat (apologies for the naked URL link ... working on an old laptop with a crappy browser).
I'm looking for opinions and ideas from vegetarians, vegans, omnivores, and everyone who identifies as "in between". I'm also looking for responses that have some feminist insight into the 2/3 world's women who are the driving force in sustenance farming and rural small business.
It's a pretty simple concept that's been around since human kind first began to keep "herd animals". If you have an animal that can sustain you, and help sustain your family, and if you can afford to keep that animal alive, you are a few rungs up on the survival ladder. In starvation times, at the very least you have an animal to eat and be provided with the protein to get you to a centre that might have a few resources for survival.
Because women tend to be the primary workers in sustenance farming and small business in the 2/3 world, it would make sense to ensure that women be supported in any endeavor that will benefit their family and their community.
Is there a moral or ideological impasse between those who eat animal products to survive and those who don't? Is there a better way, one that provides sustenance without the use of animal-based products?
Is the idea that we in the West should even discuss how others survive the worst of imperialism?
I'll keep my own opinions to myself for a while - after all, I already know what they are - and will listen to what others have to say.