Well, i'm vegetarian because i do not see the need to inflict pain, cruelty, totture and death on other animals in order to survive. Its just not necessary.
So I don't have a "game plan" as you put it.
You want to eat meat ? carry on. But i do find meat-eaters try to deny the activities they sponsor. Its not the farmers fault, it the meat-buyers fault. If you're happy with that, and many are happy with inflicting pain, cruelty,, torture and death, then carry on - but please be honest with yourselves and others.
There would be no over-population of animals if the world reduced its meat consumption. In fact, the world will have to reduce its meat consumption in order to support the growing human population, the current inefficiency of animal rearing is not sustainable for a larger population.
Pure breads of cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens etc would survive, the ones that would die out are the hormone injected cross-bred freaks that exist only for the meat industry.
Many people, like me and my family, have the land to keep pets and so we have a range of pure-breed cows, sheep and chickens. They would not die out and are free to live a natural life with plenty of land to roam.
Grump023 symbolises why this forum has little patience for many meat-eaters.
1) They IGNORED the question which was for "vegetariasn only"
2) they offered no intial arguement and came in to re-edit to criticise other answers
3) They somehow made a mad leap from carrots have feelings to deer hunting to desease control to tigers eating animals to it tasting good. All cliched and bizarre meat-eater comments we see regularly that are designed to deflect from the cetral discussion, and they still fail to make any rational arguement or common sense that actually supports the meat industry. Quite suprised you didn't also say we've got canine teeth.