Specifically on the issue of ethics and the consumption/suffering of animals.I found out there are actually animal ethicist out there who have noticed that if they accept the premise that animals should not suffer (and us eating them causes suffering), then they must object to animals eating each other.Obviously, this leads to absurdity, as you cannot stop the consumption of an animal’s natural dieting (which practice does cause suffering to the eaten animal). You cannot simply tell a Lion NOT to eat a gazelle. To force a Lion to stop eating meat would then cause unnatural suffering to the Lion. One can respond by saying ‘Ah yes, but that is natural.’ To which some would respond that our method of dominion and consumption is natural as well.
By an extension of this principle, it can be said our consumption of animals is natural, just that instead of using natural claws and fangs to kill and consume [the natural lion], we use the creativity and ingenuity natural to man [the natural human].