Bioethicists never cease to entertain — if some of the dangerous views pushed by this mainstream movement can be considered “entertaining.”
Because you know, eating meat to environmentalists and animal rights activists is a terrible sin.
We are often awed at the medical miracles that save so many of our lives and alleviate unquantifiable levels of human suffering.
These biological facts are often misused to try to push us beyond our welfare duties and into according animals human-type rights.
The point here isn’t to prevent abuse, if it exists. We have animal-welfare laws for that.