So did you convert to veganism during “Veganuary”? Well, if you’ve been won over by its baseline ideology to outlaw meat eating, whatever about wearing woolly jumpers, here are a few questions I have. Firstly, let’s say a carnivorous prohibition was announced tomorrow, as in legislation was passed to expunge livestock farming in Ireland, how much would it cost to make affected farmers redundant and who’d pay for it?

Secondly, if it’s agreed to gradually decommission livestock farms (over a period of years), would this wind-down policy happen with a steady relaxation in breeding to effectively make farm animals extinct or not? Oh, I’d say not. Because presumably vegans believe all animals, including you and me, have a right to procreate freely. So I’m sure they wouldn’t stand over a legislative mass cull or slaughter.