By Sarah Knapton, science editor
23 SEPTEMBER 2019 • 12:01AM
Eating meat could be banned like smoking, one of Britain’s foremost barristers has predicted, as he called for the offence of ‘ecocide’ to be introduced to prosecute those who damage the nature on a massive scale.
Michael Mansfield QC warned that the farming of livestock for meat was destroying the planet and called for legislation to criminalize those who cause global warming and the willful destruction of wildlife . In a message delivered at the launch of the Vegan Now campaign, which encourages people to stop eating meat and dairy, Mansfield said he had a ‘single message’ to make ecocide a crime.
“I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet it is not preposterous…