Re: Question about PETA...

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 21:17:01 MST

Ralph Lewis wrote:
> If PETA is so concerned about the welfare of animals why don't they put
> their money where their mouth is and fund a program of DNA/tissue research
> to develop a healthy tank grown meat to replace existing animal sources. It
> could be cheaper, easier on the environment, healthier and better than
> killing animals.

I had the same thought. One would think there would be quite a market
for this - enough to maybe eventually swamp "natural" meat out of the
market, from the side effects of everything you mentioned (assuming
the waste from "vat" meat is properly treated and/or recycled).

Or, if PETA won't fund this, maybe NASA would? Farm animals are
life-support intensive on spaceships in the same ways humans are, but
being able to grow your own meat just like they are growing plants
quite probably has some nutritional benefits, no?

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