for the third time in this thread.
no epidemiologist attributes every zoonotic illness to consumption of animal protein. we make contact with animals for many other reasons than meat. fair enough if you want to go full vegan and never wear anything containing animal products or tested on animals. meanwhile for the rest of the world, it's sadly inevitable that, in places without the most stringest hygiene and sanitary conditions (i.e. most real-world, out of the lab environments), zoonotic diseases are going to exist.
i'm not sure what 'over-consumption' means in this context, anyway. another self-invented dilbert measure betraying only his own prejudices. what if we just farmed enough meat for a basic monthly intake? and still an infection broke out? is that 'over-consumption' of protein? is everyone in china simultaneously eating 200 snakes and trying to become body-builders, or what? make sense man.
ironically the chinese, who eat bugs and insects as a source of protein, unlike most other cultures on the planet, are only further denigrated and exhorted with disgust by you. very neat.
you keep blaming these things on the chinese eating 'humans' and 'bats'. again, for the umpteenth time this thread, eating bat is a delicacy in china. it's like prattling on about debauched westerners eating half-rotted, buried birds. stupid, ignorant, and hysterical.
many things outside of farming/harvesting animals is going to contribute to future zoonotic transmissions. chief among them the increasing population and our rapid encroachment onto wild land. we are increasingly moving into, chopping down habitats, and displacing animals that may have been carrying infections like ebola for centuries. all it takes is one poor person to eat some bushmeat in a circumstance like that, and you have EVD and an outbreak. factory farming is not the problem.
i think the epidemiologists have a better, more realistic grip on the problem than you, who seems to think the solution is 'total veganism and abstention from animal contact, worldwide' and 'total quarantine'.
Last edited by uziq (2020-03-02 02:56:22)