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From: brad (
Subject: is meat without murder the future?
Date: May 15, 2001 at 9:56 am PST

I wonder if it is currently possible (or likely to be possible in the near future) for meat to be developed outside of animals. I recognize that breeding animals for consumption is morally wrong, but meat has always been a major part of my diet and I can't seem to give it up.

So what I have in mind here is instead of having calves in cages, there would be vats of veal. I think that science is progressing at such a rate that it is conceivable that at some point we will know enough to develop certain animal tissue (including our own) outside of a sentient host. If this were possible, we would no longer be faced with the moral dilemna of making a feeling creature suffer or die for our own benefit.

Is this a possible solution? Or just bad science fiction?

P.s. I think the food materializers on Star Trek bypassed this dilemna...

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