Is This Animal the Alien on Earth? Sadly, Humans Are Consuming It

“Aliens” living on Earth may actually exist among us. According to scientists, one well-known species that fits this description is the octopus. Researchers have noted the incredible intelligence of marine animals and their similarities to humans.

Well-Known Aliens

The brains of octopuses work in a similar way to human brains. They are curious, affectionate, and playful creatures. Recent findings suggest that octopuses can also experience boredom and even have dreams, much like humans.

However, octopuses are also very different from humans, with their three hearts, eight tentacles, and blue-green blood. Peter Godfrey-Smith, an Australian philosopher, has referred to octopuses as “probably the closest” thing to an “intelligent alien” that humans will ever encounter.

Unfortunately, humans are developing a taste for consuming octopuses. As a result, a coalition of conservationists and academics has formed to oppose octopus farming projects.

World’s First Octopus Farm – and It’s Big

Experts are opposing the construction of the first commercial octopus farm in the world, located in Las Palmas on Spain’s Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. This $71 million development aims to produce octopus meat in large quantities for global consumption.

Nueva Pescanova, the company behind the farm, plans to annually slaughter approximately half a million common octopuses (Octopus vulgaris), producing around 3,000 metric tons of octopus meat per year. While the company argues that farming would reduce the need for fishing wild octopuses, critics argue that humans should not consume octopuses due to their highly developed mental capabilities.

According to Jennifer Jacquet, an NYU professor and leading opponent of octopus farming, there is no ethical justification for treating octopuses as luxury food products. The report suggests that the impact of octopus farming on wild populations is uncertain and may not benefit wildlife as much as proponents claim.

This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.

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