Just get the data first.
The banality of evil. I’m tired of canned food, think I’ll butcher a neighbor cuz he looks tasty.
Meantime they have storerooms full of food and hydroponics in the testing stages, so cannibalism isn’t necessary now and likely not in the future. Mavis is just repeating the “party line”, as we used to call it, to justify a great evil. I can’t be sure if she actually believes it or is trying to convince herself.
Step One on the way to being like Liberty, just more technologically advanced. Morality aside, it’s like Sarah pointed out, not a sustainable model. You run out of herbivores and then what? It becomes a dog-eat-dog situation. Until there’s one left, and that one dies of old age.
Adam, Jake, Velda, Mavis? I don’t see a good guy in this group. The rat may be the least toxic of the bunch, “just” a thug.
Duck soup. Pigs aren’t the only missing beings. (I made that up, in case you couldn’t tell.)
Or the rats are doing Velda’s bidding…
Mavis is strapped down, Jacob’s a tough guy. Nose to nose with Freeman, not so much.
Jane holds her spoon like a little kid.