PETA wants Mars to be a vegan planet

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      All future Mars colonists will be vegan. That is, if PETA has anything to say about it.

      In an open letter to South African entreprenuer Elon Musk, which cites not one but two campy science-fiction films from the 1970s, PETA is pleading with unknowable future humans not to eat any meat if they get their asses to Mars.

      "The opportunity to colonize Mars means a chance to make a fresh start, especially now that we’ve degraded our own planet by treating our fellow animals like disposable widgets, filled the air with pollution that will soon make the sky in “Soylent Green” look clear, and populated the Earth with so many humans that the premise of “Logan’s Run” starts to look practical," reads the letter.

      (Spoiler alert: the societies in both those movies spend a lot of their time eating people.)

      "We can get off on the right foot on our new biosphere by ensuring that SpaceX crafts traveling to Mars are stocked only with vegan food and that Mars’ colonists commit to enjoying an animal-free diet once they’ve arrived," the letter continues.

      "Colonizing Mars can give us the opportunity to learn from our mistakes on one planet and create a just civilization on another. Ensuring that Mars is a vegan planet (rather than importing animal products from Earth or creating factory farms on our new home) would protect animals from the horrors that they endure in the meat, egg, and dairy industries."

      Musk, founder of the space-transport company SpaceX, has previously announced he would like help build a permanent colony on the red planet.

      PETA has made similiar requests of SpaceX previously.

      Space, the final frontier for people who really hate the explotation of animals—but who don't have any problem exploiting women to get their point across.


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      Jan 15, 2013 at 2:11pm

      PETA, F-off already. If I want a steak, I am going to butcher a cow.
      In fact, I want to move there and bring a load of calfs, and start a beef farm.


      Jan 15, 2013 at 3:55pm

      Great. We show up on Mars and only eat plant protein. Soon we are angry and irrational, with no survival skills, and end up a protein supply for someone else who isn't stupid enough to think humans brains can function properly without animal protein. The books you quote have the intelligent people eating vegans. Pick a better example.


      Jan 15, 2013 at 4:27pm

      Not to worry, since Peta has a record of killing over 90% of the animals their shelters take in, we can be confident they will have killed most of the animals on this planet by the time we get around to colonizing any other planet.


      Jan 15, 2013 at 4:59pm

      family-run egg business there just saying it's the perfect investment and environment condition. It's all about the money people. ENVESTMENT