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Re: Future Vegetarians

Jun 12, 1998 09:32 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

Darren 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?

	It depends on why you don't eat meat. Generally, for most reasons for
not eating meat, the answer is self-evident.

	For example, if one does not eat meat for health reasons, then the
answer is obviously "no". If one does not eat meat to avoid harming
animals, then the answer is obviously "yes".

	Bart Lidofsky

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