Re: Future Vegetarians
Jun 12, 1998 01:56 AM
by M K Ramadoss
At 09:58 PM 6/11/1998 -0700, you wrote:
>>Here is an ethical question I have been thinking about:
>>If in the future geneticists are able to grow meat in a laboratory and the
>>meat is identical to say a steak but never existed as part of a living
>>animal, would it be ok to eat it?
>My main concern about eating meat is the suffering of an animal. Since no
>animal was killed, I say it's okay to eat the meat. Of course, if someone
>is against genetic engineering, s/he would refrain from eating created meat
>for that reason. Since I don't generalize all genetic engineering as bad,
>I find no harm in using genetic engineering to grow meat. If people would
>eat genetically engineered meat instead of butchering animals, then the
>purpose is good. Imagine the hunger that could be wiped out in this world!
May be that's how the world hunger is going to be solved.
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