Bugging the Strict Vegan


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Bob Fischer
Texas State University
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Entomophagy—eating insects—is getting a lot of attention these days. However, strict vegans are often uncomfortable with entomophagy based on some version of the precautionary principle: if you aren’t sure that a being isn’t sentient, then you should treat it as though it is. But not only do precautionary principle-based arguments against entomophagy fail, they seem to support the opposite conclusion: strict vegans ought to eat bugs
Keywords Entomophagy  Insects  Veganism  Precautionary principle
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