I’m very curious about this whole line of reasoning and where it comes from. A couple points
that are unclear to me...<snip> You state that animals in the wild are ‘constantly on the alert, vigilant for predators and
scanning for attack on prey.’ I do think it’s obvious that animals in the wild must be vigilant – both for predators and prey, but I
wonder about this word ‘constantly’ that you use here. I’m told for example that some tigers sleep up to 18-20 hours per day – that
certainly doesn’t sound like ‘constant vigilance’ – and we’re all familiar with videos of them having time for play and romping
around. Also, I don’t know about you, but I interpret their hunting activity as probably quite enjoyable – much like people enjoy the
hunt as well. Oh, and to not be concerned about guilt when killing another animal – that sounds pretty good to me too.