One day, all the hovering spacecrafts become fully visible and an amplified voice comes out of them:
“This is a message to the species self-described as ‘homo sapiens’. Your activities are destroying the biosphere and thus the habitat of present and future life forms. Despite your relatively high intelligence, you have been unable to keep your population growth under control leading to further problems directly or indirectly harming the biosphere. Most of your intra-species conflicts have had collateral effects in the form of damage to the biosphere. We don’t currently have evidence against or supporting the idea that meat is a basic element in your diet. However, even if meat is a basic requirement in your diet, you are causing unnecessary suffering to thousands of sentient life forms during the stages of capture, maintenance and slaughter. The biosphere does not currently benefit from your spread out presence any more than an organism benefits from the spread out presence of viruses. You cannot control neither your growth nor your increasing harm to the biosphere. It seems like you are not even intelligent enough to find a state of equilibrium with the biosphere. It might be the case that you find such equilibrium eventually but the biosphere can only sustain a certain amount of damage in the meantime. For all these reasons, we are taking control of the planet Earth, taking procedures to reduce your population under reasonable limits and destroying major sources of emission of toxic substances to the biosphere. From now on, any suffering inflicted to a life form without a due justification in terms of survival will be punished with the death of the human agent who directly or indirectly inflicted the suffering. We will soon decide whether or not your species should be kept alive but under our control, completely erased or alive and to your own devices.”
The day has come. The spacecrafts hovering over the world’s major metropolitan areas become visible again. An amplified voice resonates in the ears of every human in the planet Earth. The aliens are going to announce the treatment programme for the biosphere and with it, the fate of our species.
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