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No greater crime than what we do to non-humans

To the editor:

President-elect Joe Biden, who won the endorsement of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t aware, cultured-meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering animals. There is no greater crime than what we do to non-humans in food production. 

We kill over a trillion aquatic and land creatures every year for this purpose. According to the Population Reference Bureau, only about 107 billion humans have ever lived. The amount of suffering our food system produces is beyond anything we could imagine. Biden could help end this by supporting government investment in cultured-meat research.

Jon Hochschartner

Granby, Connecticut

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