Being at the top of the food chain and nuclear war

by hailtothenihilist

“Humans are at the top of the food chain” is a common justification for using animals that I hear. Just as lions and tigers eat the slow and dumb below them, so too do humans. To this I pose a challenge: Next time you see a cow in a paddock, wrestle it to the ground and chomp away at its side. “Oh, but we have tools and fire” you lend, “and we are technologically and evolutionarily advanced”. Sure, I’ll give you that. So let’s go out and wage nuclear war against one another. We created atomic bomb, didn’t we? And on that logic, if we are capable of it, we ought to…