there are actual people out there who want to genetically modify carnivores so they no longer eat other animals
im going to fly away from this planet goodbye
yeah let’s just fuck up the entire ecosystem because i’m uncomfortable with the fact that nature doesn’t conform to my world-views.
Okay kids gather round while Aunty Amber tells y’all a story that her 10th grade Biology teacher told her.
When his wife was in college, she was a Vegan. She and her vegan friends rallied and protested for their little town to stop hunting the surrounding deer. Fast forward a few years, and that’s just what happened.
So I want you to think for a moment. What happens to a population when their main predators stop hunting them?
What happens to a population when they grow?
They use up more resources.
Fast forward a few more years. Deer are everywhere. Literally, everywhere. In the streets, in peoples yards, at schools. You know what’s not everywhere? Vegetation, because the deer population grew so large that they were eating everything and anything. This also grew to them being more violent, trying to compete for resources.
Not only were there too many deer, but they were hella malnourished. Lack of food = bony-as-fuck deer.
The town finally allowed the hunters to start hunting again, and it only took a few months for things to start going back to normal. Healthy deer, plenty of vegetation, streets filled with people and not with deer.
The point is, if you take out a predator, everything it hunts will multiply, and resources will diminish.
Don’t be stupid, let these animals hunt.