On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

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Consider this: Every month, it takes $12 billion to fund America's involvement in the Iraq War. Tags: Activism Books Current Affairs Ethics Language 100 Heartbeats animal rights Jeff Corwin veganism

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Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They stopped after protests from animal rights groups, such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Lovely. Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury.

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Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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I am no fan of zoos, especially in an unstable country like Iraq. In the middle of the war, animals are the least of anyone's concern," said Lisa Wathne, spokeswoman for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The Baghdad Zoo rakes in some more animals. Puerto Rico is using it as a dumping ground for "nuisance" monkeys.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Example: A reference to "still undemocratic Iraq" makes the assertion that eventually Iraq will be democratic. On the blog Animal Ethics (which I visited because of your reference to it) is the sentence "Let us temporarily assume for the sake of argument that it would be permissible to eat the flesh of an animal who was raised humanely and killed entirely painlessly."

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Thomas E. Hill Jr on the Basis of Human Dignity

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Kant's ethics is as much an ethics of self-esteem as it is an ethics of duty. President Bush's invasion of Iraq could have been right (i.e., The person who most completely lives as an autonomous person, then, is the one for whom the disposition to follow the Categorical Imperative is most effective. That is, he not only conforms to the principles that he freely adopted but does so because they are principles that he freely and rationally adopted.