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Originally posted by TypeSH2001
Well, like a buddy of mine said recently; when the economy crashes, all of these slaughterhouses, food processors, pharmaceutical companies, etc. will be out of business or not long after.
Mass starvation, war, and anarchy will follow unfortunately.
A mixed blessing at best.
Originally posted by Egyptia
reply to post by RetinoidReceptor
Personally I would like to see a government that bans the eating of all animals. You would think in a 1st world nation that these atrocities would be hugely illegal. But they don't give a damn. So it's up to us to change things and force that change upon them.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by wayno
Scientists are working on growing meat in a lab...which i think is inevitable.As long as it's healthy and tastes good i think that would be acceptable,no animals involved Could produce the meat without any environmental impact of livestock,stop factory farming etc Actual livestock could probably be like you said more local again and not this gigantic behemoth our lust for meat has created.
Pain-free animals could take suffering out of farming
WITH "hormone-free", "cage-free" and "antibiotic-free" becoming common labels on our supermarket shelves, might "pain-free" be the next sticker slapped onto a rump roast?
As unlikely as that may seem, progress in neuroscience and genetics in recent years makes it a very real possibility. In fact, according to one philosopher, we have an ethical duty to consider the option.
"If we can't do away with factory farming, we should at least take steps to minimise the amount of suffering that is caused," says Adam Shriver, a philosopher at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. In a provocative paper published this month, Shriver contends that genetically engineered pain-free animals are the most acceptable alternative (Neuroethics, DOI: 10.1007/s12152-009-9048-6). "I'm offering a solution where you could still eat meat but avoid animal suffering."
Why does this seem so......spooky?