Harry Shields , a proponent of PEPS, makes a powerful argument for the benefit of PEPS during the hearing. Here are his words:
"Our PEPS proposal doesn't envisage harming a single Primal. There are not going to be any Primal children watching their mother get shot in front of them and then dying from starvation because their mother's milk is no longer available to them. That's how most tiger cubs died.
No Primal will be hurt and certainly no Primal will be killed as a result of our proposal. We are merely envisaging a gradual reduction in the Primal race over generations, allowing time for the world to adjust to the demographic changes, and permitting all Primals to live out their lives to their natural conclusion.
And our PEPS proposal is honest and legitimate. We're going through due process to arrive at the best plan for our world. We're not acting like the Primals of the twenty-first century, saying one thing in the United Nations and other international forums, while permitting the exact opposite to happen in the real world."
IMPROVING THE PRIIMALS' CONDITION
Most Primals in the last 22nd century live in appalling conditions. Harry Shields argues that PEPS will lead rapidly to significant improvement in their living conditions:
"I will state for the record that, in my opinion, the PEPS proposal is the most humane and civilized approach to eliminate the appalling Primal problem from the world. There will be an immediate benefit to the Primal communities within a generation, as their numbers begin to decline, permitting them to allocate their limited resources among themselves more generously. No Primal will ever be harmed by the proposal.
Every Primal will have the opportunity to enjoy the delights of childbirth and the creation of a new generation. The number of Primals will simply become smaller over time, until the problem is no longer out of control."
"The PEPS proposal is in the best interest of all: the Primals themselves, our d-human society, and the world at large. The Primals cannot manage their lives properly. It's in their genes. The only way to erase the misery of their existence is for their numbers to decrease until they can be managed responsibly in reservations."