If they are going to eat the meat and not waste it, then I have no quarrel
To me there is something inherently wrong with eating animals
that have higher intelligence than average.
Don't get me wrong, I have no quarrel with cute or cuddly, just
animals that exhibit a higher than average intelligence. Likewise,
I wouldn't want to eat animals that serve us (or used to serve us) like
horses and dogs, carrier pigeons and the like. That also seems
inherently wrong. If I'm realllly hungry though, and you are a lower life
form, then I WILL eat you.
(Just one more thought, if aliens do exist, and they come visit us,
I HOPE they feel the same way I do. Because, of the many reasons
aliens may land here, IMO usiing us as an interesting food source
would be right at the top of the list. *Okay, I'm going to go off on a tangent...
Think about it. It is highly likely that aliens will take nearly the same
form as we; two eyes (at least) two arms, two legs, several articulating
digits, perhaps similiar senses--like ~taste~. If they are like us, they
are water based life forms, consume bio-mass and liquid and perhaps
get ~jaded~ and begin looking for exotic meats. --insanity warning--
"Have you tried Human yet?"
"No, I hear it is a delicacy beyond delicacies, but very expensive."
"That's what I came here to talk to you about. I have this idea.
We could go into business for ourselves. My associate has
eleven mass-cryo-transports that could easily be retro-fitted
with to bring back hundreds of thousands of humans if we could
only get licensed. I want to have humans declassified as a non-food
source and get them off the list. I mean c'mon, we are talking
about a TASTY meat here. It seems such a shame for it to be
wasted on the black market. If you could swing this thru it could be
HUGE....and ummm, of course you're in for say 20 percent. *wink wink*
ps. I also want to add that I would make an exception at pigs...
I know they are one of the most intelligent species, but DANG they
shore do taste good
[edit on 24-6-2009 by rival]