If Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal care about animal welfare, they should support federal funding for cultured-meat research. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without slaughtering nonhumans. It has the potential to save billions and billions of creatures every year who are killed for food.
Many people recognize there is something problematic about our relationship with animals, particularly those raised on factory farms. Cultured meat will make it easier for these people to align their values and actions. Legislators should encourage compassionate choices by helping bring this revolutionary protein to market.