Texans have a love affair with cattle, or so the people who make money off the transaction would have you believe. Of course, beef consumption is part of the American fabric. I'm not a vegetarian. My remote ancestors were omnivores. I don't eat much beef, though. In part that's because of the nutritional issues but mostly because of the environmental damage. Is there a form of food production that is more harmful to the planet? Having a habitable place to live in a century apparently doesn't trouble the Texas Beef Council.
But then I fly. I know, I know. The ethical issues in all of this are hard.