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On a New Level of Absurdity in the Slaughter Business

Animal Person

They believe you can take a life that doesn't want to be taken in a humane way, and I don't agree. And when that happens, you know what direction you're headed: the justification of taking the lives of sentient nonhumans to please the palates of humans. It’s how we treat humans, too. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

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10,000 Birds Launches Alley Rat Allies

10,000 Birds

As for the former, diseases are spread by fleas, which also plague rats, which makes rats as much a victim as humans, and as for the latter, rats are clearly wildlife and how can wildlife be blamed for hurting wildlife? Rats are cute! Imagine a world without rats! The garbage would be waist high in any urban area.

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

And it certainly doesn't follow that it is permissible to eat meat that comes from animals who were forced to endure horribly inhumane factory farm conditions and who were then slaughtered inhumanely. The question is not: "Is there any conceivable set of circumstances in which it would be permissible to eat meat?" Running time: 12 Minutes.