Guy Gardener wrote:
Maybe if they weren't such militant vegetarians what happened on Equinox wouldn't have been such a big deal?
It would certainly be helpful if you were in a life and death situation to be able to reduce the dead friend in front of you to "meat". But if you already thought meat was murder you'd be pretty much screwed. The ease of being against the eating of flesh in a world of perfectly balanced replicator food that never stomped around on a farm would not equip you well for crashing your shuttle into snowy peaks and having only your dead crewmates for sustenance.
Or to put it simply, the future is even more wussifying than what we have today.