Over the past few decades, Americans have been besieged, battered and bullied by those whose ideological orientation has kept animal protein (i.e. meat) in the crosshairs of anti-meat rhetoric. In particular, animal rights and environmental extremists have shouted from mountain tops about the alleged adverse impacts of meat consumption to humans, animals, the environment, climate and civilization. Substituting facts, science, and truth with emotions, these groups have force-fed Americans misinformation about every aspect of meat production and consumption. The misinformation has largely gone unchallenged by mainstream news media, liberal politicians, and the public. Farmers and ranchers, a handful of organizations, subject matter experts and some trade media are pushing back to set the record straight based on facts, science, and truth.
The Dublin Declaration: Setting the Record Straight!
At last, scientists have begun to push back on the falsehoods perpetuated by those who simply don’t want the overwhelming majority of Americans who enjoy meat to have the freedom of choice to do so. Thankfully, an increasing number of scientists and researchers are using facts, science, and truth to counter what has been an onslaught of misinformation from the anti-livestock and anti-meat crowds, whose claims would make Soviet Union-era propagandists proud.
In October 2022, a group of more than 200 science community experts from around the world met in Dublin, Ireland,