Yglesias

Bad News For Lamb Fans

I’ve long felt that the American consumer’s aversion to lamb was slightly odd. It’s got a more delicious flavor than beef, in my opinion, and sheep are generally raised in more humane conditions than other mass market animals. Unfortunately, lamb turns out to be an ecological catastrophe:

That meat in general is bad news, climate-wise, is familiar. But it’s interesting what a big gap there is. The carbon gap between lamb & beef on the one hand and pork & chicken on the other is larger than the gap between between pork & chicken and vegetarianism.