Moral Vegetarianism, Part 3 of 13
FEBRUARY 15, 2009
For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. Most moral vegetarians list fish and fowl as animals one should not eat. First, it may be argued that only animals who can feel pain are not to be eaten. The ability to feel pain is not an obviously plausible way of morally distinguishing microorganisms from other organisms. Hence, they have the same moral status as plants, which is no moral status at all.