Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Over 95% of all animals raised for food in the U.S. Rest assured that if you are purchasing meat from your favorite fast food restaurant, your favorite sit-down chain restaurant, or your local grocery store, you are purchasing the flesh of a tortured animal. So, we are given the "cull the herd for its own good" defense, or the "cull the herd to prevent automobile accidents" defense, or the "I hunt to put food on my family's table" defense.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

Animal Ethics

The lifestyle associated with the Sunday roast involves sacrifices that those brought up on fast food are unused to making—mealtimes, manners, dinner-table conversation and the art of cookery itself. Roger Scruton, A Political Philosophy [London and New York: Continuum, 2006], 61-3 [italics in original A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them.

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