What does any creature gain by its demise at the hands (or paws) of any oher? Notwithstanding the issue of humans procreating to the point of instability, and this instability spilling over into the natural world as a product of the oversaturation of the species on the planet, the answers to the question posed likely revolve around the idea of a food chain.DSKlauser wrote:Barring the "cows," and their "deal," what would deer, or bison gain from me as I ethically killed and consumed one of their group? Would they be more likely to stay near my cabin since I would be attempting ethical treatment, or simply stay away because they know that I am possibly going to kill one of them? Does any gain they receive from my ethical destruction and consumption, overcome the fear of me as a predator... do they procreate more readily in my proximity?
The human species isn't natural to the system of evolution here, but nature has tried to accommodate for the presence of the human animal, however, the numbers of humans rose to a critical level and exceeded it. Now we find ourselves staring down the barrel of gun loaded with a bleak situation in place of a round of ammo where our existence as a predator is compromising life on the planet in general. Not because it is ethical or unethical to be a part of the food chain but simply because there are too many humans dislocating other creatures from their zones of stability within that food chain.