Animal Welfare Act Inadequate for Farm Animals

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The only cool thing is that Gene Bauer's views on the meat industry are so similar to those expressed on this blog a few weeks ago. As such, most people do not consider the potential abuse that may have taken place to bring their hamburger onto their dinner plate. are killed in factory style slaughterhouses whose primary goal is to kill and process animals quickly and efficiently. This is really interesting. How many people know this about the Animal Welfare Act?

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The wrongness of factory farming is overdetermined. Why does it not call for the abolition of factory farming? Think of all the progressives— Michael Moore , for example—who either eat meat or go out of their way to ridicule vegetarians. Moore looks like he has eaten one too many hamburgers.) See here for one sufficient ground. By the way, the editorial board of the New York Times is progressive (as opposed to conservative).

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 11 of 13

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It is argued that beef cattle and hogs are protein factories in reserve. Given the people in the world who are hungry or even starving, we should not eat meat, since in eating meat we are, as it were, wasting grain that could be used to feed the hungry people of the world. It only takes a little imagination to suppose that every bite of hamburger we eat is taking grain away from a hungry child in India. It assumes that not eating meat is one way to conserve grain.

Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

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He thinks that the treatment of animals in factory farms is morally unjustifiable, and yet, he continues to support those practices financially by purchasing and eating meat and animal products. It goes something like this: Yes, I agree that factory farming is morally unjustifiable and ought to be abolished. Since it would not be wrong to eat the flesh of animals raised in that manner, eating meat is not morally wrong! [As are raised in cruel, inhumane factory farms.

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