PETA is making the news due to a polarizing new campaign: $1 million dollars for humane meat.
Scientists have been working on producing in vitro meat. This means that meat could be produced in a laboratory without killing animals.
This news has surprised a lot of PETA members, and Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s president, has acknowledged that there is going to be internal conflict over this.
The creation of in vitro meat is a complicated issue for vegans and animal rights activists. On the one hand, animals would not have to be killed for human consumption. However, people would still be eating meat (not to mention a boat-load of chemicals).
I love the idea of animals not being killed for food, and success in producing lab-meat would shut down factory farming. However, I would personally never eat meat, whether it be from an animal or a test tube.
What do you think?
April 22, 2008 at 4:58 pm
I agree – I think anything we can do to save animal lives is great, but I wonder how well the public would receive an artifial meat like this? Also, after going vegan, I don’t think I have it in me to ever eat meat again…