The “I hate Vegetarians” thread in the Pit got me thinking about the event that put me off red meat; I read Ruth Ozeki’s excellent novel “My Year of Meats”. Her thesis isn’t that meat production is cruel to animals, but rather that it’s unhealthy for humans because of the antibiotics and hormones that remain the meat.
Now, I know about the horrors of slaughterhouses, and I’ve actually been in a chicken house (the stench is unbelievable).
But I’m a veteran carnivore, and I gotta have at least some tasty animal flesh in my diet.
So the question for the Teeming Million is: Do folks farm-raise fish or shrimp?
I expect shrimp could be raised in tanks. Freshwater fish, too; I remember going to trout farms as a kid. I’ve sailed past salmon farming arrangements in Puget Sound.
But do I have to worry about horrid hormone and antibiotic additives in the diet of my catfish or shrimp or salmon or tuna?
“It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive”