Why won’t environmentalists go after meat?

Marc Gunther
May 15, 2016 · 5 min read

Coal plants, fracking, pipelines, plastic bags, SUVs, coffee pods — all are targets of environmental organizations. Why not meat?

Eating less meat — chicken, pork and especially beef — may well be the most important thing an individual can do to reduce climate change.

Yet, even as animal-welfare groups like the Humane Society of the US, PETA, The Humane League and…