News from the Natural World: Is it OK to eat Robots? Ponder Vegans of the future.
Vegans of the future are finally pondering the answer to one of life’s biggest questions. They have begun to question whether it is ethical to eat Robots. We were able to peer into the future by asking the great seers of the animal kingdom if we could use their time-travelling abilities. The Naked Mole Rats of course. They managed to look far into the future and discovered that the main question plaguing the human race wasn’t whether it was ethical to eat animals but rather was it ethical to eat Robots?
The humans of the future wondered and pondered to their heart’s content. They debated whether Robots had consciousness, could they experience pain and fear? At what point was a robot deemed to possess intelligence? How could they measure it? The vegans were worried about ethics as Robots became more and more intelligent. Many fractures occurred within the Vegan world, some argued that Robots had no feelings so they could eat them but others argued that Oysters had no feelings but they refused to eat them as well. Couldn’t a Robot solve problems, build relationships and work? Could it be truly ethical to eat Robots?
Is It OK To Eat Robots?
However, the human vegans of the future missed the crucial element of this question. Is it ethical to eat animals in the first place? The only logical answer to this question is yes. One is forced to accept the fact that humans are animals. Albeit one with rather clever opposable thumbs, large brains and an unquenchable desire for destruction. But still an animal. All animals know and accept that is ethical for the Lion to hunt the Wildebeast, for the Orca to catch the seal. Therefore if humans are animals then the answer is obvious, yes it is ethical for humans to eat animals because millions of animals consume other animals. This is called the Circle of Life. All life on earth depends on these complex food chains of prey and predator. However, where the humans had gone wrong was the way they ate animals.
Human populations had exploded to such an extent that they were forced to farm animals, confine them to horrific conditions, pump them full of hormones and chemicals and then kill them. They slaughtered them in their billions. In addition, the meat industry had become industrialised on a colossal scale. Furthermore, humans in the developed world have become so wealthy that they can afford alternatives to meat. But it would be preposterous of any Vegan to tell an Innuit or Eskimo that is unethical for them to hunt seals. Their entire culture, history and survival depend on hunting these animals. There are millions and millions of humans around the world who eat animals in sustainable and necessary ways. However, all indigenous human tribes understand that it is unethical to take an animals life unnecessarily. This is the key point, the unethical part is unnecessary over consumption.
Ponder Vegans of the Future
Some animals share this behaviour. There are Orca who deliberately hunt Great White Sharks just eat their livers. They scoff the liver, their favourite bit and leave the rest of the Shark alone. Grizzly Bears in Salmon season will only consume the fat-rich elements of the salmon. Salmon are a high-calorie meal for a bear. A sockeye salmon contains about 4500 calories, but the fattiest parts of the fish contain the most calories proportionally. Bears know this and prefer to eat the skin, brain, and eggs—the fattiest parts of a salmon—when fish are in abundance. So many animals do the same thing but the problem is that the human population is so vast and their meat industry has become so industrialised that it borders on the absurd.
So the future doesn’t look bright for the Robots. If human efforts parallel that of the animals then the outlook is bleak. It is likely that humans will do the two worst things possible. They will industrialise and produce robots en masse, confining them to tiny factories and subjecting them to a life of misery and pain. Then they will also only allow wealthy westerners to espouse totally unrealistic and unhealthy views on the ethics of robot consumption. Finally, those two sides will argue and argue without ever actually looking at practical solutions to the very real large complex problem facing them.
So the vegans of the future are still pondering “Is it OK to eat Robots”?
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