A Victory for Turkeys

Creature Talk

All too often even the most egregious cases of animal abuse go without any substantial punishment. This seems even more true when the victim is a “food&# animal. They are sweet, kind animals, and I am so happy I got to meet some of them.

On Compassionate Carnivores and Betrayal

Animal Person

It's impersonal and hideously ugly and the animals suffer greatly. However, the solution they have created, which harkens back to before industrialized agriculture, is simply to still raise animals for their flesh and secretions, and for profit, but to do it the old-fashioned way. No factory farms, no large-scale operations where animals are crammed together under a roof, never to see the light of day. Tags: Ethics Food and Drink Language

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Meat with No Feet!?

Creature Talk

A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offered $1 million to any company or person who could come up with a cost effective way to produce cloned meat on a large scale, the goal being that people could still satisfy their meat cravings, but that animals wouldn’t have to be slaughtered for that purpose. In this country alone, we raise about 10 billion animals each year for food.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 13 of 13

Animal Ethics

CONCLUSION There is no doubt that moral vegetarianism will continue to be a position that attracts people concerned with the plight of animals and with humanitarian goals. It might be suggested that although becoming a vegetarian as a protest against animal suffering or a way of committing oneself to helping the hungry people of the world is not a moral duty, it is still a moral act; it is a supererogatory act.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

I suspect that many regular readers of Animal Ethics are already vegetarians. That's because those who read Animal Ethics with regularity know that there are many compelling reasons to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. There are environmental reasons to go vegetarian: The production of animal-derived foods is implicated in every major environmental problem. Journal of the American Dietetics Association 109(7), July 2009: 1266-1282.]