Some ecosystems are better than others

Not all ecosystems are equal. Some are barren deserts, void of almost all life. Others have an abundance of living creatures. But an important factor when judging ecosystems, besides abundance or diversity, is the relative presence of violence and suffering of sentient beings.

Biodiversity is good when all other things are equal, but in my mind a more diverse though more violent ecosystem is worse than one that's less diverse but less violent.

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