Drabble: A Case for Vegetarianism – by Carl Grafe

by specklit

The executive shifted his ample weight in his chair. “Well, Congressman, it of course goes back to SICTA.”

“For the record, you are referring to the Slaughter Is Cruelty To Animals Act?”

“Yes, of course. When we switched to using stem cells to generate all our meat products, you know, to comply with the bill, we had to include an experimental protein that unfortunately triggered a severe meat allergy in everyone who consumed it.”

“How many people are we talking about?”

Mr. Alpers laughed. “Well, Congressman, it looks like the only people left who aren’t allergic to meat are vegetarians.”

Author’s Note: Sometimes it seems like only a matter of time before slaughter of animals for human consumption becomes illegal, and it seemed like stem cells could be a potential way around it. With consequences, of course.

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