Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Ethical vegetarianism is the thesis that killing and eating animals is morally wrong whenever equally nutritious plant-based alternatives are available. The case for ethical vegetarianism starts with several uncontroversial premises. Virtually everyone agrees that: (1) It is wrong to cause a conscious sentient animal to suffer for no good reason. It is not just a few outspoken animal rights fanatics who hold this view. Cohen, The Animal Rights Debate , p.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hey there, Just discovered your nice blog on animals and ethics. www.nytimes.com/dotearth I'm going to add Animal Ethics to my blogroll. Revkin The New York Times / Science 620 Eighth Ave., I've touched on relevant issues off and on, but most specifically in a 2004 piece on arguments for and against whale hunts. I've linked back to that story in my latest post on Japan v Greenpeace saga on my Dot Earth blog.

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40 Ways to Help Lab Animals

Critter News

Thanks to Patty at Animal Rights-Do Whatever is Necessary for reposting this list of 40 ways to help lab animals. When you read stories in major newspapers and magazines such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek, be wary of simplification, bias, and a tendency to support traditional views indifferent to animals’ interests. There are many excellent books on issues related to animal research.

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Introducing Myself

Animal Ethics

I had a strong interest in science because of its reliance on reason and skepticism, which struck me as very good tools for truth seeking (which is ultimately what I am interested in). When I came across Philosophy, I immediately saw that it was the tree from which the branch of science had grown. Currently, I am very interested in social and political philosophy and ethical issues. Currently, I do not believe that killing an animal is prima facie morally wrong.

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Global Warming

Animal Ethics

Global warming is an animal ethics issue. As the planet warms, fragile habitats that countless animal species depend on for survival will be destroyed. According to the Post story, computer modeling conducted by Andreas Schmittner (College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University) indicates if we continue "business as usual" and do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, average temperatures are likely to increase 7.0°F

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