“What are you talking about, crazy?” Extrapolate: It’s not just pollution produced by the cows in giant feedlots that’s thinning out the ozone; it’s the feed itself, which is given to eatin’ and milkin’ cows alike. That’s why California’s San Joaquin Valley has such horrible air pollution: all the dairies! Wow!
Adorably, Ethicurean concludes that “[d]airy farmers in other concentrated…areas probably don’t need to rush out and change their practices, as the geography of the San Joaquin Valley makes it…uniquely susceptible to air pollution.” That’s definitely the right attitude, guys—see a huge problem, advise against system-wide solutions! Because why would anyone want to prevent pollution? Ridiculous.
∞ posted at 08:01 by time-for-naps