Favored by the animal-rights movement, the idea is misanthropic, and I would say, implicitly racist.
The rank-and-file are increasingly interested in charismatic, sharp-witted, unpredictable, even quite humane and tolerant figures like Jordan Peterson.
True, things go wrong with our bodies, with results that range from the tragic to the merely expensive or inconvenient.
A central progressive theme was historicism, crediting history almost exclusively with the development of culture.
This was always the plan.