Re: extropians-digest V4 #13

Harvey Newstrom (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 18:11:52 -0500

> Terry Donaghe wrote:
> > When we can create our own engineered "meat" will this conversation
> > even mean anything? Would vegitarians be more willing to eat beef
> > because no cows were harmed?
> Good point. Are we debating the evils of consuming meat, or the best way to
> avoid hurting animals? Or are both points important to the veggies?
> Billy Brown, MCSE+I

Different vegetarians have different goals. I am a vegetarian for health reasons. Statistical studies show that veggies live longer than meat eaters. This is the same reason that I don't smoke. I have not become concerned with animal rights at all. I have heard all the animal-rights arguments, but I choose vegetarianism for totally selfish reasons.

In my case, I would avoid cloned meat even though it does not harm animals. If it still contained cholesterol and saturated fats that contribute to heart disease, it would be the same as real meat for my purpose. I am looking for healthy food.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>
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