i've said repeatedly that as soon as synthetic meat or some suitable substitute (that doesn't also destroy the environment and devastate local economies, as monocultures surely do) become available, then i'm all for it. i can see the ethical merit in saying 'maybe we shouldn't rear and kill animals if we can do something else'. i eat meat sparingly. i'll happily eat something like quorn or tofu, and put up with the awful taste/texture, if it's there and available. i order vegetarian options at restaurants if they're appetizing enough.
but those options are decidedly not cost-effective, efficient, or widely available for most of the world. so they continue eating meat. i will not listen to you say that it's as bad as a mass shooting or intentional gun murder. file under 'c' for 'crank'.
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