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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 12:12 PM

36. Yes, I'm referring only to their numbers.


Extinction's irreversible. You can alleviate or stop suffering, but once a species is gone, it's forever.

And if you ask me, the whole natural, ultimate purpose of pain, as far as the animal feeling it is concerned, is to prompt it to avoid death if it can.

Farm animals cannot be introduced into the wild. They make poor pets. Nobody's going to raise them except for food and money. If human's stop eating meat, their habitat is gone. So far we've been poor at rescuing and maintaining endangered species.

I don't like the treatment of food animals either. However, the basic problem is human overpopulation. We could improve their conditions, but the fact we have to feed so many human beings, which then just grows our population, makes the lives of other animals miserable or impossible.

I have another thought: that is farm animals might just evolve and adapt to the conditions we've put them in, perhaps becoming extremophiles. However, that's at least a thousand years in the future, too far to be a considered in their treatment today. Besides, I think our food production system will collapse long before that.

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