This isn’t your typical vegan response about feedlots. Noted nutritionist and vegan Ryan Andrews visits the Colorado lot with an open mind and comes away with a lot of the usual nonsense around them dispelled. We hear a lot about propaganda from the meat industry but this piece shows there’s a lot on the other side too. But Andrews thinks vegan input has also had a positive effect on how feedlots are run.
Here’s part of his conclusion:
[quote] If my experience at Magnum is representative of other cattle farms, all those accounts of the dismal, depressing, disastrous cattle conditions seem to be exaggerated.
No, I’m not going to start eating meat again.
However, if I did eat meat, my visit to Magnum would have made me feel great about eating non-organic, non-grass-fed beef. Seriously. I can’t imagine the quality of meat would be substantially better with organic and grass-fed. Nor can I imagine the living conditions would be substantially better for the cattle.[/quote]