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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #66)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:39 PM

74. Didn't I say they couldn't be . . .


released into the wild? Sheep and wool is one thing, but it's questionable whether cows are viable to raise if you can't sell the meat. If people have ethical problems with killing cows for food, why wouldn't they have it for clothing and accessories? Plus, you take food away from a cow and that's a major hit on revenue. The cost of raising them wouldn't be worth it.

For chickens and eggs, it depends on if we're talking people going vegan.

I'm not talking about this happening in our lifetimes, but in a thousand or two thousand years. My point is, that going vegetarian because you have an ethical objection to food animals has, at its center, a paradox. If you don't need the animal for food, or leather, and so on, what would keep it from going extinct like many other animals? Food animal has become its niche.

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