In Defense of Eating Meat

@article{Hsiao2015InDO,
  title={In Defense of Eating Meat},
  author={Timothy Hsiao},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={277-291}
}
  • Timothy Hsiao
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
Some arguments for moral vegetarianism proceed by appealing to widely held beliefs about the immorality of causing unjustified pain. Combined with the claim that meat is not needed for our nourishment and that killing animals for this reason causes them unjustified pain, they yield the conclusion that eating meat is immoral. However, what counts as a good enough reason for causing pain will depend largely on what we think about the moral status of animals. Implicit in these arguments is the… Expand
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