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originally posted by: SLAYER69
*Theoretical Hypothetical exercise....
Assuming, we don't do ourselves in with all that's presently going on in the world.
One day, we find a habitable planet, Yes, there is life there, Yes, It meets all our 'Human' sustenance requirements. Water, Air, Temperature, Gravity, Dry land mass, friendly atmospheric weather conditions, Yadda, Yadda, Blah Blah Blah etc...
What would be our Moral and Ethical right to consume lower forms of life for our very Human 'Protein' necessity?
Animal right advocates, your input is on deck.
Hunters (myself among them) need to be very clear about our stance.
*This question came about during my review of some information regarding 'Alien Autopsy' findings. In that, The information supposedly found that they, the 'Greys' absorbed what they needed nutritionally through their skin, [Similar to mushrooms] and much unlike mushrooms, We, The human race are not there biologically yet, if we ever will be at all. But could through genetic modifications, someday we may be so.
In the meantime, to be optimally healthy, We genetically need animal fats and protein and the clearest course of action is consuming 'Lower life forms'
Would we, as a specie, have the right during colonization, have a right, to consume animal lifeforms on our New home world?
Biblical speaking, and for argument sake, For you religious folk, We do here on Earth but how about elsewhere?
According, to two studies people who ate less meat increased their like span by about 3.6 years. The Seventh Day Adventists were a good group of people to study because they live a healthy lifestyle with no meat their average men lived 7.28 years more and women lived 4.42 years more
originally posted by: primespickle
“Oh but I was born to eat meat, humans evolved that way!”
Ok, did you also evolve to drink pepsi and eat pounds and pounds of heavily processed sugar, flour, and Yellow#5 per year too?
I am pretty sure cavemen didn’t consume massive quantities of high fructose corn syrup.
Nor did they take 100% synthetic pharmaceuticals to extend their life.
Nor did they spend hours and hours sitting and staring at computer screens while becoming obese.
If you want to be truly a natural caveman, then quit your office job, go live in the woods where you can exercise naturally (not at a gym), cure yourself with the herbs you find nearby (if any), and kill animals with a pointy stick (or whatever other weapon you can fashion yourself without artificial production machines).
You all cherry-pick when you want to be “natural” and “unnatural”. Most of you live a life this is as far removed from "natural" as it gets.
originally posted by: obscurepanda
So... leave a life archaic hominids would have viewed as a paradise to... toil? No, that's ridiculous. Every aspect of our modern lives is an improvement upon the things we've been doing for about 3 million years. What started as a gathering around a cook fire became dinner watching football. What was one day a multi-day excursion to locate meat to feed your clan has turned into a quick trip down to the super-market to gather the foods we figured out how to raise and grow on our own.
originally posted by: burgerbuddy
And if the planet has intelligent life, should it even be a question to start eating stuff without permission?
I still say eat it if no locals object.
originally posted by: Spacespider
I think humans will evolve someday and not eat slaughters animals anymore..
There will still be protein in the form of something made in a lab that looks and taste the same, you wont know it if not knowing you where eating artificial meat...