Thanks for the articles on our water crisis. It’s time we lifted our heads out of the dusty earth to seek some answers. I question why The Tribune hasn’t examined more closely the different effects that animal agriculture have on both water use and climate change. So-called “thirsty” crops such as almonds present a challenge, but animal agriculture may be the real culprit given the ratios of consumption to output.
I recently saw “Cowspiracy” at the Palm Theatre, a documentary that has been getting a lot of attention in environmental communities. I suggest your reporters attend the next showing on April 25 and add this issue to the conversation.
In the film, a former cattle rancher named Howard Lyman contends that “you can’t be a good environmentalist and still eat meat.”
Challenging words, to be sure, but isn’t a challenge precisely what we need right now?