The Case Against Meat

In Ben Bramble Bob Fischer (ed.), The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat. Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

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Ben Bramble
University of Liverpool
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There is a simple but powerful argument against the human practice of raising and killing animals for food (RKF for short). It goes like this: 1. RKF is extremely bad for animals. 2. RKF is only trivially good for human beings Therefore, 3. RKF should be stopped. While many consider this argument decisive, not everyone is convinced. There have been four main lines of objection to it. In this paper, I provide new responses to these four objections.
Keywords animal ethics  vegetarianism  value theory  non-identity  causal impotence  pleasure  well-being
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