1) I don't drink non-human fluids (so don't accuse me of being hypocritical or irrational given the arguments presented)
2) I am not absolutely against drinking non-human fluids i.e. there are contexts where harvesting and drinking or drinking a non-human fluid is ethically justified
3) I want to dicuss standard cases e.g. going to the grocery store to buy non-human fluids for your BBQ and to a lesser extent, localally sourced non-human fluids.
4) This discussion is intented to be respectful and hopefully intelligent. Obviously I will be arguing the position that it isnot (in most cases) ethically permissable to eat non human plants, and in some cases it is morally obligatory that we shouldn't. Even so, I am more than willing to revise/further inform my position given persusive arguments.
With these points in mind, I'll put forward the topic to discuss:
I'll assume that many who respond will in fact drink fluids, and think their act of drinking fluids is ethically justified. I would like to examine these supposed justifications. If you're serious and/or interested in the topic, I will do my best to carefully consider what you have to say. My hope is that some people will see some justifications as lacking and perhaps, might be persuaded to change their own practices (to whatever extent). A little dreamy? A bit. But as rational creatures we have the power to change what we do.