[lit-ideas] Re: Alternative food sources

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:47:16 -0700

> > It occurs to me (not an extremely original thought, I admit) that if we
> can eat chickens and cows and pigs, why can't we eat cats and dogs?
> We (humans) do eat cats and dogs and rats and monkeys and roaches and grubs
> of every sort.

See www.weird-food.com

> I hope we can put that topic to rest and get back to a subject I raised
> three years ago on Phil-Lit that was roundly ignored.  I'm sure you all
> remember it.  Scientists were discussing stem cell and cloning technology on
> an NPR program.  One of the scientists predicted that in the foreseeable
> future, man would be growing steaks in vast vats, not on cows.  Beef sans
> cow.  He claimed they already know how to do it, it was a question of
> acceptability.

I would love to see this happen. The way that cows, pigs, and chickens are 
currently raised
is cruel. The animals live a short, horrible life.


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