I wrote a new piece, “Getting Cats Vegan is Possible and Imperative“.
I started this journey wondering why it was so hard to raise my cat vegan. First, I noticed there needed to be more clarity about what carnivore means. Carnivory stems from classification, not diet requirements. We could use more scientific studies to make this point more pronounced, but there’s enough evidence. Second, I note how the United States’ regulatory conditions make it hard for alternative cat food to enter the market.
The amount of flesh cats eat is a big issue. Cats in the United States eat nearly as much meat as the human population of Canada. Transitioning cats away from animal products would do much good for the planet, animal-kind, and even the cats’ health.