Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

There are moral reasons to go vegetarian: recognition that it is wrong to contribute to unnecessary animal suffering the injustice of exploiting animals and killing them for no good reason If human have rights, then many nonhuman animals also have rights, and confining and killing these animals for food violates these rights. In particular, why don't more lacto-ovo vegetarians (who are already aware of the reasons in favor of plant-based diets) go vegan.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

For example, Carl Cohen, who has argued at length that animals don’t have rights, admits: If animals feel pain (and certainly mammals do,), we humans surely ought cause no pain to them that cannot be justified. So, in support of (6), one can offer the following premise: (7) In modern societies, meat consumption is in no way necessary for human survival.