^ Thanks for conceding my point that flatulence is not invaraibly methane laden
Thanks for not disputing my point that vegetarians often fart methane.
To recap this meandering debate: We've established that sentience is the basis upon which we acccord moral consideration. The corollary of which being that animals, possessing sentience, are entitled to our moral concern. Going further, the meat industry kills infinitely more people annually than does war by squandering vast quantities of grain and water that might otherwise feed the starving poor.
Vegetarianism saves human lives as well the health of the planet. QED.
To recap this meandering debate, there is plenty of food in the world. It just isn't evenly distributed. Consequently it is the distribution problem that should be addressed rather than blaming famine on things like meat in diets.
We should have already also established that using sentience as a basis for concern is basically narcissistic since it is effectively saying that the more like us they are the better we should treat them. This denies "lower" lifeforms the consideration that may well be their due, if one is to be totally fair about things.
Eating meat does not harm the planet or cost lives if done sensibly. QED.
Devious, treacherous, murderous, neanderthal, sub-human of the West.