PETA May Have To Become “Fruitarians” If Plant Pain Can Be Proven

Some scientists recently revealed that plants transmit strange signals when they’re pulled from the ground or consumed (emphasis mine).

The vegan organisation said the ‘jury is still out’ on the question, but added it is possible plants have a way of experiencing pain that we do not yet understand. 

It comes after a new study suggested the plant kingdom is able to produce alarm sounds while being cut – with distressed noises coming from tomato and tobacco plants, as well as corn and the grapevines used to make cabernet sauvignon.

PETA’s Vice President of Programmes, Elisa Allen, told MailOnline: ‘The jury is still out on whether [plants] feel pain. If we discover that they can, we may all become fruitarians, eating only what falls from the tree.

‘It shouldn’t come as a shock that plants make noise – likely from the formation and bursting of air bubbles in the plant’s vascular system – given that they communicate via fungal networks to warn each other of impending threats.

So, keeping all of this in mind, it would be interesting to see if a plant rights movement comes about because of this. However, it would also not be surprising if the next highest paid position in the job market is someone who gathers fruits that naturally fall from trees so that virtue signalling liberals can still feel good about themselves.