Consider an alternate Pokemon universe that exists in @lychee’s head. In this Pokemon universe, there are no dumb animals — all animals are Pokemon — and Pokemon are generally quite intelligent. Since all animals are Pokemon, this means that all milk in the supermarket comes from Miltank (a cow Pokemon). Similarly, if you wanted to eat beef it would come from a Taurus, pork would come from Tepig, and fish would come from Magicarp. For the sake of argument — assume that they taste exactly the same as the related Earth animal. Since the human demand for meat and other animal products is enormous, lots of Pokemon are bred in captivity in very cramped and inhumane conditions. Knowing this, would you become vegetarian or vegan? 1. Could you ever give up eating meat or animal products? Why or why not? 2. Would you support a law for better living conditions for farm animals if it meant that your groceries would get more expensive? 3. If animals really were sentient (or equivalently sentient as humans), would you eat them still?