News of the first lab-created hamburger has liberal eco-activists salivating at the thought of the eventual extinction of a much-maligned predator species they’ve long sought to eradicate: the murderous meat-eater. It also has them ecstatic over the possibility that this will solve global warming, which, as everyone knows, is caused by belching bovines.
With Netherlands scientist Mark Post’s $331,400 creation — a product of stem cells harvested and cultivated into synthetic meat — giddy environmentalists the Western (read: wealthy) world over are imagining a future when we no longer raise and butcher cows for their deliciously tender and protein-packed meat.
As Princeton University bioethics Prof. Peter Singer put it, “You would have to have a heart of stone not to applaud such an outcome. . . . The hamburger will consist of real bovine muscle tissue, but it was never part of a cow that suffered, or belched methane as it digested its food.”