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Michael J. Almeida & Mark H. Bernstein (2000). Opportunistic Carnivorism.

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    ‘Pass the Cocoamone, Please’: Causal Impotence, Opportunistic Vegetarianism and Act-Utilitarianism.John Richard Harris & Richard Galvin - 2012 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (3):368 - 383.
    It appears that utilitarian arguments in favor of moral vegetarianism cannot justify a complete prohibition of eating meat. This is because, in certain circumstances, forgoing meat will prevent no pain, and so, on utilitarian grounds, we should be opportunistic carnivores rather than moral vegetarians. In his paper, ‘Puppies, pigs, and people: Eating meat and marginal cases,’ Alastair Norcross argues that causal impotence arguments like these are misguided. First, he presents an analogous situation, the case of chocolate mousse a-la-bama, in order (...)
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  2. Climate Change and Causal Inefficacy: Why Go Green When It Makes No Difference?James Garvey - 2011 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 69:157-174.
    Reflection on personal choices and climate change can lead to the thought that nothing an individual does can possibly make a difference to the planet’s future. So why bother going green? This is a version of the problem of causal inefficacy, and it is a particular problem for those with consequentialist leanings. Voters and vegetarians are consulted for help, and a suggestive thought about consistency is pursued. Consequentialist arguments for governmental action are shored up with reflection on consistency, and, hopefully, (...)
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    On the Threshold Argument Against Consumer Meat Purchases.Gary Chartier - 2006 - Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2):233-249.
  4. On the Threshold Argument Against Consumer Meat Purchases.Gary Chartier - 2005 - Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2):233–249.