You want it, you produce it or pay someone else to do it for you - no matter what you eat. How many humans does a cannibal need a year. Foraging and hunting are basic ways of exploiting the uncultivated resources, but what difference is there in what resource is cultivated, animal (human) or plant (trees, fruit and veg). The reason to exploit for animals is the same as for people.
Although the UN has defined human rights, there is no way of enforcing such.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(UN Assembly 1948) Article 25 (1)
On the contrary business will deprive people of basic shelter and food for vicarious reasons usually by limiting the means to provide a livelihood or more common and appropriate, a killing; though I acknowledge, a killing usually means a huge profit with little effort.
Way back in 1649, a group known as 'The Diggers' made the same statement in terms of holding land, but their success was short lived given the powers of business, those people who get others to grow their food and rent them land to do so.
To Winstanley mankind is the Lord of the Creation, but he was always careful to explain that using the term "mankind" included women as fully as men. Sovereignty is given to each soul to use for good or ill as they choose. The thought of some sovereign force outside the sphere of the individual he saw as an insult to "the great creator, Reason".
Why celebrate The Diggers?
Tony Gosling and Jim Paton Aug 98
Animals and slaves are use for exactly this purpose they provide more of a killing that a living. Whichever way legislation leans, it is a parasite and can only feed on the weak: and the primary tool for humans is to deprivation of land and then serfdom.
If more people secured the right to land then security of shelter and food could follow. It is not for the faint hearted or frail of form to make a living from the land but what alternative is there apart from making a killing.
11 April 17
I have just pruned the pears and a bit more of the peach. Apparently this may be a bit late as growth has begun. Most of the larger cuts I treated with Stockholm tar but the whole job is a bit of a mess so will just have to see what summer options there are and get on the case next winter and early spring - before first week in March is over