Meat and Morality: Alternatives to Factory Farming [Book Review]

Scientists have shown that the practice of factory farming is an increasingly urgent danger to human health, the environment, and nonhuman animal welfare. For all these reasons, moral agents must consider alternatives. Vegetarian food production, humane food animal farming, and in-vitro meat production are all explored from a variety of ethical perspectives, especially utilitarian and rights-based viewpoints, all in the light of current U.S. and European initiatives in the public and private sectors. It is concluded that vegetarianism and potentially in-vitro meat production are the best-justified options
Keywords Factory farming  Humane farming  In-vitro meat production  Rights theory  Utilitarianism  Vegetarianism
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DOI 10.1007/s10806-009-9226-x
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Wyatt Galusky (2014). Technology as Responsibility: Failure, Food Animals, and Lab-Grown Meat. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (6):931-948.

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