"Do you feel any guilt or remorse for the livestock you consume? Have you ever thought about how those animals become the food you eat? ...Your reaction isn't very rational. If you don't like the things you saw just now, I'm afraid you're missing the big picture. Humans chose livestock to be food. In exchange, they're fed, allowed to reproduce and protected from predators all their lives. Cows, pigs, and chickens have a much higher rate of survival in captivity, more than they would in the wild. So you see, the relationship is mutually beneficial for both parties."
—Kyubey / Incubator, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
"In that case, do you feel bad when a group of cattles is killed? Those who are destined to become food for humans are able to breed in an environment are safe from competition, don't you have the perfect symbiotic relationship with one another?"
—Kyubey / Incubator, Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Hanokage's manga adaptation)
Homer: Marge, please, old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.
Marge: Homer, would you please stop reading that Ross Perot pamphlet?
—The Simpsons, "Lady Bouvier's Lover"
"Cocoon is a factory, made by the fal'Cie for the mass-production of human thralls."
— Galenth Dysley, Final Fantasy XIII
"They're not hunting any more, they're engineering the perfect herd. Now, we've gone up against plenty like to eat a few folk in the woods. This ain't that. This is about knocking us off the top of the food chain. This is about them Levis living here forever, one-percenter style, while we march our dopey fat asses down to the shiny new death camps on every corner!"
— Bobby's ghost, Supernatural
The nuclear warriors do battle
To satiate our hunger
We breed human beings as cattle!"
— Carnivore, "Predator"