Sunday, August 15, 2010

Animal Welfare

The Times had an article (8/12) on animal welfare, focused on the agreement in Ohio between the Humane Society and the farmers.

Robin Hanson has a post  which includes a long quote on a survey of philosophers.  This sentence is striking:
Fully 81% of female philosophers born in 1960 or later said it was morally bad to regularly eat the meat of mammals.
 As John Phipps has said, I think the trend is slowly to define eating mammals as bad, just as it's now been defined that eating white bread is bad and whole wheat is good.

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