Greetings fellow Green Bleeders: Vegetarians, Vegans, and Animal Rights Activists are all considered by me to be brothers and sisters in a cause where we share the same ultimate goal but seek to achieve that goal by very different means. The goal is liberation of animals from cruelty, brutality and deprivation combined with food production which nearly eliminates ecological damage. How is that done? Beef from pasture cattle requires no synthetic inputs such as herbicides, insecticides, or erosion-causing tillage of any kind ). Vegetables and grains cannot exist without hand labor, mechanized tillage and chemical fertilizer plus poisons. Pastured cattle roam extensive natural rangeland and lead unmolested lives until the day they are shipped to slaughter. I do not de-horn, vaccinate, de-worm, castrate, or inject growth promotants. Finally, if the cattle are not eaten by humans, they would never get to exist to begin with, and that seems to me to be the ultimate in animal welfare abuse. I invite your texts or email and look forward to fruitful dialogue.