Food Ethics 7 (1) (2022)

Josh Milburn
Loughborough University
Christopher A. Bobier
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
New omnivorism is a term coined by Andy Lamey to refer to arguments that – paradoxically – our duties towards animals require us to eat some animal products. Lamey’s claim to have identified a new, distinctive position in food ethics is problematic, however, for some of his interlocutors are not new, not distinctive, and not obviously concerned with eating animals. It is the aim of this paper to bolster Lamey’s argument that he has identified a novel, unified, and intriguing position in animal ethics and the philosophy of food. We distinguish new omnivorism from four other non-vegan positions and then differentiate three versions of new omnivorism based on the kinds of animal products they propose we consume. We conclude by exploring a range of argumentative strategies that could be deployed in response to the new omnivore.
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