As conscientious carnivores go about the noble business of supporting local, small, nonindustrial, and humane animal farms, the international exchange of animal products proceeds with nary a pause. Exploring the underworld of global meat exchange tends to quash any hope for responsible alternatives to industrial animal production. At the intersection of Neoliberalism and meatonmics is a vivid reminder that our trendy support of boutique animal farms have no bearing on the problem at large. The problem at large, really, could care less about your locally raised pork cheeks More often than not, Chinese demand drives the quest for flesh and all that its production requires. To wit, representatives from the English livestock industry are currently assessing China's market potential for English sheep. The Chinese have more sheep than any nation in the world. Still, they can't come close to meeting growing consumer demand. The English are happy to halt the reforestation of British uplands to help the Chinese meet their meat. In China, meat consumption has spiked from four kilograms per person in 1961 to 57 kilograms per person in 2011. You can count on it: the English will do anything, including degrading their own landscape, to ensure that the Chinese don't want for righteous lamb chops.