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The Vegan Alternative: Pain-free GM Animals?
Genetically modifying livestock so that they don't feel pain is a viable alternative to veganism for reducing animal suffering.
People can still enjoy meat.
GMO animals will feel less fear if pain is reduced.
Animal agriculture farmers and associated jobs will not be lost.
Not enough people are willing to become vegan to completely eliminate the suffering caused by intensive factory farming.
This can be done scientifically, whereas veganism requires a change of public opinion. This is arguably more difficult.
Farming without pain is already possible without genetically modifying.
Genetically modifying animals for slaughter is unethical.
There are many meat alternatives that make altering animals in this way unnecessary.
Physical pain is not the only way by which an organism can suffer.
Creating animals that don't feel pain is a challenging process in which success cannot be guaranteed.
There are many benefits to veganism which go beyond reducing animal suffering.
There is no way of accurately measuring suffering in an animal.
The use of genetic engineering, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), is prohibited in organic products.
Modifying animals to be pain-free can put them at risk.
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