Are We Much Better than Michael Vick?

Critter News

If you are a non-meat-eating, non-leather-wearing, non-shampoo-using, animal-rights activist for PETA, then it is not hypocritical to judge Vick for animal abuse. I still eat eggs that come from battery hens, even though I do try to buy free range, and I wear leather, even though I only buy it used. This is an excellent opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

J. J. C. Smart on the Moral Elite

Animal Ethics

I eat eggs though they may come from battery hens. Moreover at present I see no moral objection to eating the flesh of free range cattle, which seem to me to have a happy life which they would not have at all if they were not destined to be eaten. Let us think of the more moral members of society as a moral elite, much as the generality of scientists form a scientific elite.

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