You remember how the left is always lecturing us on eating meat, and CO2 and methane emissions, carbon footprints, water use, etc, etc. As usual it’s one rule for them and one for us.
Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg just announced on Instagram (he owns it) that he is raising cattle on the Hawaiian island of Kauai with the objective of making some of the best beef on earth. He noted that the animals will be raised consuming beer and macadamia meal. And they’re not just any cattle – they’re the swankiest beef cattle on the planet, fetching exorbitant amounts for their meat. Macademia nuts are highly water intense, another issue on the island.
“Started raising cattle at Ko’olau Ranch on Kauai, and my goal is to create some of the highest quality beef in the world. The cattle are wagyu and angus, and they’ll grow up eating macadamia meal and drinking beer that we grow and produce here on the ranch. We want the whole process to be local and vertically integrated,” he noted on social media.
“Each cow eats 5,000-10,000 pounds of food each year, so that’s a lot of acres of macadamia trees. My daughters help plant the mac trees and take care of our different animals. We’re still early in the journey and it’s fun improving on it every season. Of all my projects, this is the most delicious,” he wrote.
It’s been fun to watch the back lash though. Critics have called the cattle-raising project ‘a billionaire’s strange sideshow’ and bad for the environment.
“Proud of you, man. You really fulfilled that dream of putting food in your mouth in the manner that causes the most climate change possible for a human being,” said Andrew Greenberg, an author and journalist.
Shalin Gala from the animal rights group Peta condemned Zuckerberg for being stuck in the “dark ages”. Another critic, coloradotravis, tweeted: “The absolute stones it must take post ‘I’m growing a macadamia orchard to feed my artisan wagyu’ during an era of rising populism.”