Meet the people who want to turn predators into vegans and honey

The extremely inconvenient truth of wild animal suffering - The Vegan Strategist

Read more about how animals would live in a world where humans were As more people go vegan, there will be more vegan products available in But the price of emu meat was high, supply was unreliable, and consumers didn't like the according to the number of predators and available resources. In turn, these animals produce staggering amounts of waste, waste that or effects on people is wrong or if consuming the meat produced is Moral vegetarians need not argue it is wrong to eat seal meat if that is the only food for miles. . protection from predators and the elements and some healthcare. Raising beef is pretty clearly the worst industry in terms of things like . I think people are vegetarians not because they love animals, but because they hate plants. -But what about honey? .. to chich I pointed out that the “natural life” of a wildfowl would be full of disease, running from predators.

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About 5 percent of Americans consider themselves vegetarian, many motivated by the belief that animals should not be forced to suffer in factory conditions. Philosophers who believe in predation elimination take that moral stance one step further.

Many argue that we should not interfere with nature, that we should let it run its course. If predators became herbivorous, they would compete for resources with existing herbivores. This could have negative consequences for plant life and destroy habitats and ecosystems.

Our understanding of the natural world is deeply ingrained in the concept that predators kill prey - think the Lion King and the Circle of Life.

Moral Vegetarianism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

But predation eliminationists disagree. There are concerns that herbivore populations would grow exponentially, though philosophers like Pearce say this could be controlled through fertility regulation.

Without large-scale tests, the concept of predation elimination remains theoretical. However, there are many studies that look at the effects of removing a top predator from an ecosystem. These studies suggest that ecosystems suffer when predators do not help control populations, and the consequences are vast.

For example, the loss of wolves and in some cases coyotes and foxes in the North Eastern United States have led to larger populations of mice, carriers of Lyme disease. Many ecologists believe that this has exacerbated Lyme disease prevalence in the region.

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The same goes for deer populations. Deer provide a breeding ground for ticks, allowing tick populations to grow. Not all philosophers who have studied the question believe that predation should be completely eliminated, but many do think it should be reduced. Peter Vallentyne, professor at the University of Missouri, is one of those philosophers.

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I wasn't truly against the idea because I thought it was silly, impractical, impossible or wasteful Because like all science fiction concepts for the future it really has as much leverage to work as any other concept.

In that our concerns for how it would fail today are irrelevant to how we could make it work in the future. This whole plan presented in the article presents not a movement for today but question for the future: This isn't about making carnivores vegan. This is about the bigger picture: Well I thought some more on that question and I came to this answer: Yes that was my conclusion.

The extremely inconvenient truth of wild animal suffering

I don't care if it works or not. I outright reject such a painless world I realized that I actually want a barbaric world full of death and suffering where animal eats animal. None of this pansy lion with the lamb crap, bring on the slaughter, bring on the hunting, let the world be a frenetic melee of species vs species. I want to see beasts tear at each other, I want to see an ecosystem driven by survival of the fittest.