Bummer: Insect Farming To Help Climate (scam) Might Have An Ethical Blindspot

Via Moonbattery, which notes

Our globalist overlords bark that we must eat bugs to stop the climate from fluctuating. However, it has been discovered that eating insects oppresses them.

Leftists need to destroy agriculture in the name of the global warming hoax before imposing a ban on eating bugs. For now, only moonbats would eat them anyway.

And away we go!

Insect Farming Is Booming. But Is It Cruel?
More than a trillion insects are raised each year as high-protein, low-carbon animal feed, but the practice might have an ethical blind spot.


But just as we are starting to understand insect senses, something is shifting in the way we treat these creatures. Insect farming is booming in a major way. By one estimate, between 1 trillion and 1.2 trillion insects are raised on farms each year as companies race to find a high-protein, low-carbon way to feed animals and humans. In terms of sheer numbers of animals impacted, this is a transformation of a speed and scale that we’ve never seen before.

It’s a weird twist in our already strange relationship with bugs. We squash them, spray them, eat them, and crush them to make pretty dyes. But we also fret about plummeting wild insect populations and rely on them to pollinate the crops we eat. And with the industrialization of insect farming, bugs are being offered up as a solution to the human-caused climate crisis. But before we go down that route, we need to ask some really basic questions about insects. Can they feel? And if so, what should we do about it?

We obviously need a new world war (Biden’s trying), alien invasion, or zombie apocalypse so people have real issues to be concerned over

“We’re at the starting point of a conversation about insect welfare,” says Jonathan Birch, a philosopher at the London School of Economics. One of the key questions here is whether insects are sentient and have the capacity to feel pain and suffer. Pigs, chickens, and fish are already widely recognized as sentient. In 2021, Birch wrote a report that led to the UK government recognizing sentience in squid and octopuses, as well as crabs, lobsters, and all vertebrate animals. Research on insect sentience is much more patchy. There are more than a million known insect species and only a handful have ever been studied to see whether they can feel pain.

Who’s this “we”, chump? Anyhow, these people are just wonkers, and someone was paid to write 18 paragraphs.

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5 Responses to “Bummer: Insect Farming To Help Climate (scam) Might Have An Ethical Blindspot”

  1. Dana says:

    Well, gagh and bloodwine made Klingon’s great warriors, so we could go those routes!

  2. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    And now in the You Can’t Make This Shit Up category:

    University of Helsinki to bestow honorary degree to Greta Thunberg

    The University of Helsinki is giving away degrees to 20 year old Swedish womxn (with no high school diploma).

    Joe Biden has offered to refund the costs of her degree to prevent her from incurring any college debt in exchange for just one sniff of her hair and (cough) her vote in the next election. Now that in order to steal another election the democommies want to allow non-citizens to vote in our elections, (Wouldn’t that be considered “foreign involvement”? No matter it’s for the dems so it’s okay).

    Introducing the Climate Guru

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Honorary degrees are used to garner publicity or money.

      Kermit the Frog was awarded a Doctor of Amphibious Letters in 1996 from Long Island University.

      Phyllis Schlafly was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters by Washington University in 2008.

      Donald J. Trump was awarded honorary Doctoral degrees from Liberty U (Law and Business Admin), Robert Gordon U (Business Admin-revoked), Lehigh U (Law-revoked), Wagner College (Humane Letters-revoked).

      Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Garner, Will Ferrell, Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin, Alec Baldwin, Merrill Streep, John Legend, Missy Elliott, Bill Nye, Denzel, JK Rowling, Michelle Obama, Barbra Streisand, Lin Manuel Miranda, Oprah, Barack, Morgan Freeman, Kanye, and doubtless many dozens more celebrities have received honorary degrees. We wonder if any involved donations?

      • CarolAnn says:

        Wow. LG Brandon trigger you? Even I with no sense of humor can see he was poking fun ate the weather nazis and their Elsa Koch figurehead. Relax, it’s really not necessary for your head to pop up every time someone says something that contradicts one of your idols. She’s just another leftist grifter making millions off the backs of working people. Hell, her she could be president.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Being more selfish than some… humans rate higher than insects, we need to be careful with how we deal with insect POPULATIONS* because they impact human societies.

    For example, various species of bees, wasps and flies pollinate many vegetable and fruit crops. Colony collapse disorder in the US has reduced western honyebee colonies some 50%. The same disorder has been seen in Europe. Colony collapse has been attributed to mite, bacterial, fungal and viral infections, pesticides and of course, drag shows.
    *If I find a shield bug crawling in the kitchen, I don’t carefully escort him outside but rather squish him.

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