Some environmental news about cows in the Netherlands from the Guardian: too much poo.
Too many cows?
Cows are amazing creatures. I’m quite obsessed with their calm presence and snuggles. I live very near an organic dairy-farm and walk over to snuggle them often)
We have about 1.8 million cows and over 17 million humans here in the Netherlands.
Forcing people to cut out meat and dairy completely isn’t workable. Inspiring people to consume less in small steps is more realistic.
Also because we shouldn’t be eating meat in the volumes that many people are. It’s not healthy either.
Keep supply and demand in mind when you’re planning your weekly meals. If you’re buying less meat and dairy you’re sending a message. Replace dairy with nut or oat mylks. Eat veggie hamburgers instead of meat ones.
Be compassionate towards yourself and you’ll be more compassionate towards the environment.
Link to the latest podcast episode where A Sustainable Mind and I speak about compassion towards yourself when it comes to environmentalism.