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sudo wrote

I'm pretty sure they were asking if you supported killing all the cows, not just not eating them anymore. Do you support that?

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theblackcat wrote (edited )

What else are we going to do with the 1.5 billion cows in the world? Release them? They'd continue to devastate the environment for generations. They don't exist in the wild, humans created them, so the only thing to do is turn people away from meat eating until there are so few of them being bred for slaughter that the industry will be no more.

If humanity somehow got its shit together to actually ban cattle and other mega polluting industries, then it wouldn't be an instant ban, it would just prevent farmers from breeding more cattle - they'd still get a year to sell the animals they already bred.

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sudo wrote

Well, that's better than just mass slaughtering them all at one. But, you said humans created cows. I assume you meant humans are responsible for breeding them so that their population got so high, not that we literally genetically engineered cows, and that they didn't exist beforehand. Right?

Also, in your first comment, when you said you support "banning cows," that made it sound like you wanted to exterminate the entire species, hence my reply. "Banning the cattle industry" would have been more accurate.

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theblackcat wrote (edited )

We domesticated cows and bred them to be the ultimate meatsack. They barely resemble wild bovine populations now.

I would like a ban on industrial meat. Wild bovine species would continue to exist even if industrial cows were phased out. But they won't be phased out as long as India exists. All the breeds will survive.