Over Christmas, I was very fortunate to go on an amazing trip to Kenya with my family and another family who lives in NYC. I have a younger brother who is twice my size and the American family had two boys, one who was my age and another who was twelve. All three boys went to posh all-boys private schools, and the American boys had little female influence given that they had no sisters. After spending very long journeys together while on safari, we were forced to get to know each other rather well. But after two weeks as the only girl, it had begun to put a negative strain on me.
Will the rise of veganism lead to a decrease in meat production? Surprisingly, the answer is not clear cut. While the number of reported vegans in Britain has increased fourfold in the past four years, this does not account for the vast majority of the population outside of the developed Western world. As the global population rises, living conditions improve in many developing areas of the world, and as the price of meat drops, meat consumption has continued to show an overall increase. The UN reports a 3 749 991 tonne increase in primary livestock production from 2016 to 2017. However, this trend has likely decreased in the succeeding two years.