PETA Test Tube Chickens

24 04 2008

There are very few things in life I hate more than PETA.  Animals are food.  Just because you like eating weeds doesn’t mean I do.  Now, PETA is offering $1 million to anyone who can grow a “chicken” in a laboratory to be eaten.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said the money would go to the first scientist who could create and market such a meat by the summer of 2012. The group said the scientist had to be able to produce the meat in large enough quantity so it could be sold in 10 U.S. states — at a price competitive to the prevailing chicken price.

Further, the meat had to have “taste and texture indistinguishable from real chicken flesh to non-meat eaters and meat eaters alike.”

A taste-test panel would determine if the lab-produced meat fitted the criteria.

People already throw a fit about cloned meat, so why in the hell would they eat a chicken made in a test tube?  There are actually some good things about cloning.

For farmers, cloning is a way to preserve the genes of their best animals, Muir said. A farmer may breed a bull with several of his cows, but won’t know how well the offspring will perform until they are grown, at which point the bull may be gone.

In this way, cloning acts as an “insurance program” for breeders, Muir says, allowing them to preserve the genes of cows and bulls to create a clone for later breeding.

PETA, on the other hand, is selfish and just wants to make sure that food isn’t actually used for food.

Of course, humans don’t need to eat meat at all—vegetarians are less likely to get heart disease, diabetes, or various types of cancer or become obese than meat-eaters are—and a terrific array of vegetarian mock meats already exist. But as many people continue to refuse to kick their meat addictions, PETA is willing to help them gain access to flesh that doesn’t cause suffering and death.

You’re also more likely to be a douche.


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