Vegetarianism tends to solve the Malthusian problem (“How are we going to FEED all these people?”) but tends to work against solving the Quinnian problem (“How are we going to stop PRODUCING all these people?”) Vegetarianism would enable us to FEED more people; it would also enable us to PRODUCE more people. And, yes, the meat industry is “a variation of the agricultural form”—but so is the vegetable industry.

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