MY Animals Paper - Emily McBiles 7 December 2007 Paper Six:...

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Emily McBiles 7 December 2007 Paper Six: Animals The following argument may be made by a vegetarian or non meat eater. 1. It is morally wrong to cause unnessesary suffering. 2. Eating meat causes unnessesary suffering, and 3. Therefore, it is morally wrong to eat meat. This argument is flawed. Most people would agree with the first premise. The problem lies in the second premise: Meat eating causes unnessessary suffering. This statement is both overly broad and overly generalized. There are many ways to go about eating meat that do not cause an animal to suffer. Additionally, the argument does not account for or define why meat eating should be considered unnecessary. First, I will address the ways that meat eating can be made possible without inducing suffering on the animals. There are organic farms where growth hormones are banned from use, so the animals being raised for meat production can be raised in a natural way. Additionally, there is the method of free range farming, where animals
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PHIL 304 taught by Professor Roddy during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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MY Animals Paper - Emily McBiles 7 December 2007 Paper Six:...

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