David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (6):579-594 (2005)
Few moral arguments have been made against vegetarian diets. One exception is the “Logic of the Larder:” We do animals a favor by purchasing their meat, eggs, and milk, for if we did not purchase these products, fewer animals would exist. This argument fails because many farm animals have lives that are probably not worth living, while others prevent a significant number of wild animals from existing. Even if this were not so, the purchase of animal products uses resources that could otherwise be used to bring a much greater number of animals into existence.
|Keywords||animal welfare farm animals utilitarianism vegetarianism wildlife|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Derek Parfit (1984). Reasons and Persons. Oxford University Press.
Peter Singer (1993). Practical Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
Peter Singer (1972). Famine, Affluence, and Morality. Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (3):229-243.
John Broome (2004). Weighing Lives. Oxford University Press.
Peter K. Unger (1996). Living High and Letting Die: Our Illusion of Innocence. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
Stijn Bruers (2015). The Core Argument for Veganism. Philosophia 43 (2):271-290.
Similar books and articles
Kelly Oliver (2010). Animal Ethics: Toward an Ethics of Responsiveness. Research in Phenomenology 40 (2):267-280.
David J. Mellor (2009). The Sciences of Animal Welfare. Wiley-Blackwell.
Alasdair Cochrane (2011). An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory. Palgrave Macmillan.
David DeGrazia (2002). Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Marc Bekoff (2007). Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect. Distributed in the United States by Random House.
Joel Marks (2011). Veterinarian, Heal Thy Profession. Philosophy Now 85 (85):47.
John Webster (2005). Animal Welfare: Limping Towards Eden: A Practical Approach to Redressing the Problem of Our Dominion Over the Animals. Blackwell Pub..
Mark H. Bernstein (2004). Without a Tear: Our Tragic Relationship with Animals. University of Illinois Press.
Francine L. Dolins (ed.) (1999). Attitudes to Animals: Views in Animal Welfare. Cambridge University Press.
Claire Molloy (2011). Popular Media and Animals. Palgrave Macmillan.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads37 ( #107,209 of 1,793,264 )
Recent downloads (6 months)15 ( #50,445 of 1,793,264 )
How can I increase my downloads?