Originally Posted by Chris
The irony is of course that no farm animal is in danger of extinction. There are more cows, chickens, turkeys, pigs in the world today than at any other time during the entirety of the existence of this planet. On the other hand animal after animal that nobody wants to eat is dying out. If only polar bears were delicious with fries and mango chutney there would be more of them.
If we got eggs and mcnuggets from condors there wouldn't be any chickens left in the world but there would a billion condors. If we got bacon and sausages from bengal tigers instead of pigs there would barely be any pigs left alive but there would be 3 tigers for every human in countries like Denmark and Poland.
Fact is that animals we farm will never die out, animals we don't farm on the other hand have a long history of disappearing...