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I do. Definitely not in my lifetime, and if someday I have kids, probably not in their lifetime either. But I think it will be one of the things, kind of like slavery, where we will look back and say "We did this to animals?" Just look at the boom of vegetarians. Everywhere offers something vegetarian, and most places offer something vegan. It will take time, but I think it will happen
 

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I don't see it happening. There are just way too many humans. My guess is that the percentage of vegans will increase slowly until things go to hell (oil runs out or some other population-related disaster), then we all regress back to being awful. If we manage to drastically decrease the human population I can definitely see widespread veganism, though.
 

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No I don't. People are too selfish and egotistical look at the way so many treat each other still and they see humans as being superior to non-humans. Human slavery still exists even here in the United States. I think we may some day see a predominantly vegetarian world for health and environmental reasons but we'll never see a vegan world.
 

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No. People only begin to make ethical changes when they can afford to, and when things are going well. I can't see everyone in the world being in that position before we all die out - for whatever reason.

I do think vegetarianism and veganism will increase over time though, unless something drastic happens to change the current trend.
 

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I'm conflicted.

In one of my history classes, we learned about René Descartes. He and his contemperaries viewed animals as mechanical beings. They would experiment upon the animals, and laugh when they made noises of pain, because they believed the noises were essentially mechanical squeaking.

Obviously, we now know that animals feel pain. Scientists are currently examining and researching consciousness, and what constitutes it. I really believe that as science evolves, it will prove that animals are more conscious than we give them credit for. I believe as science evolves, our mores will evolve to condemn mistreatment and consumption of animals. Most of the meat eaters I talk to seem (mistakenly) to believe that animals they consume are stupid, and somehow that makes it ok.

At the same time, I think that humans have evolved to become an extremely lazy species. Its just easier to eat meat. Most people in a survivalist situation would eat meat, because they are uneducated about edible vegetation. So the possibility of a 100% vegan future is there, but it really depends on the state of the economy, politics, environment, etc.
 

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I think we'll destroy or make the Earth uninhabitable long before it can become vegan.
 

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I hold out hope.

Unconceivable things happen in relatively short time periods sometimes.

When I started work it was inconceivable that the foreman would ever have to drop his "no w*gs or p*kis for as long as any whiteman needs a job" policy. Anyone who had then said that smoking would EVER be banned in pubs would have had all their pencils taken away and not been allowed anything sharper than wax crayons to play with.
 
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