Journal of Practical Ethics 4 (2):94-102 (2016)

Abstract
Ethical consequentialist vegetarians believe that farmed animals have lives that are worse than non-existence. In this paper, I sketch out an argument that wild animals have worse lives than farmed animals, and that consistent vegetarians should therefore reduce the number of wild animals as a top priority. I consider objections to the argument, and discuss which courses of action are open to those who accept the argument.
Keywords Practical Ethics  Vegetarianism  Animal Rights
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