What does VEGETARIANISM have to do with the PRESERVATION of abundant LIFE on our planet? (by Heidi Hornlein)

  Somehow this TED Talk featuring Allan Savory just now landed on my desktop. Though it was published two years ago, I have finally got to see and to love it: Watch it - and you will never think the same about Nature, Animals, Vegetarianism and how to create a “better world”. And this is what I (Heidi) think about the topic: Yes, vegetarianism has  a lot to do with the health of the planet - but not necessarily in the sense we are used to looking at it. It is a fashion today - at least in our Western countries, to become a vegetarian, maybe even a vegan. No animals should die for our nutrition, for our clothing and for all the other things for which animal products are still used. The individual reasons for not consuming animal products, especially as food, are sometimes well thought through and reasonable, sometimes a fantasy or a wishful belief [...]