Let me get one disclaimer out of the way: I have nothing against artists or writers who incorporate cannibal fluffies into their works. This is not a jab at those creators, but a jab at the lack of logic behind the very concept of cannibal fluffies.
Now, it is widely accepted in most peoples’ lore that fluffies are prolific to the point of being pests. Thus, some abusers justify their slaughter with the fact that they are helping to chip away at the fluffy overpopulation problem.
You may be thinking, “Wait a minute, shouldn’t cannibal fluffies be a good thing then? After all, they’re eating the pesky ones!” At first glance that seems like a sound conclusion, but let’s take a step back and look at the bigger picture here.
First of all, if the goal is to eradicate fluffies, then creating a carnivorous breed is only adding to the total number of fluffies. Unless the cannibal variety is specifically engineered to be infertile, then they’re just going to make more babies, and the cycle repeats.
Secondly, let’s assume that cannibals are infertile or at the very least have a low sex drive. Now the problem becomes that it would take a lot of money to fund the engineering of new individuals in order to have enough of them to do any damage to the normal fluffy population. Money that would be better spent on equipment that can take out dozens of fluffies at once as opposed to having to feed the cannibal variety one at a time and at a regulated pace to account for metabolic rate.
Third, let’s assume that somehow all of these problems are no big deal and the cannibals are successful in wiping out the standard “pest” fluffy breed. Well, now the cannibals’ main food source is gone, so if they don’t want to starve, now they have to eat other creatures. In many headcanons, the cannibal variety is more intelligent than the average fluffy, meaning that they are better at cooperation and planning. They may start off small at first, hunting mice and the like, but they’re bound to get bold sooner or later due to their audacious nature that is also prevalent in many headcanons. They will start attacking pets, and, if left unhindered, maybe eventually livestock or people. They are, after all, fluffies, and if they retain the breeding drive of their cousins, herds would easily be able to grow big enough to plan elaborate attacks and take down far larger animals. Not to mention, in the midst of all this, their population would keep growing… and eventually we’re in the same dilemma as before, but now with the Murder Edition .
I’d like to reiterate that I’m not attempting to slander folks who use cannibal fluffs in their works. This community is already well-known for completely throwing logic out the window (especially in regards to basic anatomy, but that’s a whole different discussion), so I don’t expect everyone to drop everything to adhere to my personal opinion.
I’ve always been extremely logic-oriented in my thought process (perhaps in part due to my Asperger’s Syndrome), which I’ll admit has gotten me into a few altercations with people who insist that fiction needs no rules or logic (and yet they get angry when people go against their headcanons… hmm…)
Well, as long as I’m rambling, I’ll mention that I’m feeling a lot better and will soon be finishing the last page of The Meta! Yay!
Stay funky fresh, my dudes. Peace out for now.