A taste for Alien
The Kiln is interesting little creature, that is really small for the large affect it has had on modern human life. This little creature, the largest of its kind not getting large then the size of a regular house cat, has been the cause of several wars on earth, one of which lead to one of the first nuclear missle launches to ever actually occur.
This is because of one thing. Actually that is wrong. It is the source of conflict because of two things. First, it is the first alien lifeform ever encountered by the human race. The alien species was located on a moon of Saturan in the year 2067, and is very similar to the modern salmon. The second reason, the main reason it has caused so much trouble, is that it tastes amazing.
The Kiln was the first life that humans discovered outside the planet earth, and most of us have decided to eat it. Not only that, but we also brought it back to earth and placed into factory farms that grow more Kiln fish than probably ever existed on the little moon that it was discovered on.
There is a timeline to consider. The Kiln fish, named for the doctoral student that discovered it, was found by swimming probe SE 276A, one of 333 that were sent out, that had been swimming around the watery moon Enceladus for nearly 30 days before Kiln Mcknut encountered the animal/alien. After this discovery, another 41 swimming probes were sent into the planet where thousands more fish were discovered. Enceladus became the next planet that a spacebase was planned and ten years after the Kiln fish was discovered, it had its first human contact. It would have been five years later, but there was difficulty with many space operations being bombed by some more extreme members of the public. A few space agencies also lost their governmental funding after the Kiln fish was discovered.
2077 was the year that a human made first physical contact with another alien race. However, things quickly went to hell after this.
Shortly after first physical contact, full DNA sequences were sent back home, this occured several times so that soon scientists with all kinds of backgrounds had the needed information to clone and create their own Kiln fish. Then, in 2086, tragedy struck the Enceladus 213B base. The supply ship that was headed their way was hit by an unanticipated space object. All of the supplies needed for the base were lost. To this day, nobody knows what caused the crash since no crew members survived. Those at Enceladus 213B base were without food and other important supplies for nearly two years. The world's space agencies immediately sent more supplies, but there still was the distance to account for.
Of the 27 member team, 7 had survived. They had resorted to eating the Kiln fish to survive. There had also been a fight with some members willing to die to prevent the Kiln fish from being eaten. They died. Eating Kiln fish became an eating option here on earth after team member Milton Ander Smith was recording as saying: "The fish taste just like chicken, but better. It is not as dry."