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Thoreau's thought on eating meat

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In "Higher Laws," Thoreau makes a comparison between eating meat and cannibalism to communicate what idea?

A

The consumption of meat is a natural part of surviving. As animals too, must eat animal flesh.

B

The consumption of animal flesh is a moral injustice that civilization must evolve away from.

C

The consumption of animal flesh is acceptable as long as it is not extravagantly prepared.

D

The consumption of any living organism is as natural as living in nature. However, man should eat a balanced diet.

E

The consumption of animal flesh was vile to Thoreau. He could not imagine hunting of fishing for the purpose of hunting, killing and then eating an animal.