Today I purchased some vegetarian burgers. Do they taste like meat? Eh, not so much. But consider Vic the Vegetarian. Vic is convinced that it is ethically wrong to eat meat, yet he loves the taste. And so he regularly eats vegetarian sausages and hamburgers. Is that wrong? More specifically, if Vic believes it is ethically wrong to eat meat, is it also wrong for him to eat food that is made to resemble the flavor and texture of the meat that he believes is ethically wrong to eat?
You might be inclined to answer, “No”. But now consider Tse Tsu, a former cannibal who is persuaded on ethical grounds to adopt the narrow path and eat human beings no longer. While Tse Tsu has renounced eating humans, he nonetheless misses the taste of Christian missionaries (which, rumor has it, taste somewhat like pork). And so, Tse Tsu eats human veggie burgers.
Is it wrong for Tse Tsu to eat human veggie burgers? And if so, is it thereby wrong for Vic to eat pork and beef veggie burgers?