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Concerns about meat and animal products

Concerns about meat and animal products - Descartes in...

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Eating Right Concerns about meat and animal products. 15:30 IN ORDER FOR US TO EAT MEAT, WE HAVE TO KILL MANY ANIMALS. ANIMAL SUFFERING – DURING LIFE – DURING SLAUGHTER. CONDITIONS FOR WORKERS – hardships and struggles they have to go  through. Hunger and resource use. Environment and sustainability.   Types of responses: Unawareness. Reflective unconcern. Vegetarianism. Veganism.  Conscientious Omnivory.  Eat-Everything-ism. It’s wrong to cause pain without a good enough cause Eating animals causes pain without a good enough reason. It’s wrong to eat animals 
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Unformatted text preview: Descartes, in discussion/argument. Picked up a cat and threw it out if a tall window and his point was that the cat is just a machine that only has a mental life. How could the cat feel pain? Some ways it could be true that we have a good enough reason: 1) Animals’ experiences of pain aren’t that bad and not as intense 2)Not accompanied by unhappiness about the pain 3) Animals’ pains don’t matter very much 4) What we get from eating animals is very important 15:30 15:30...
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  • Spring '08
  • Staff
  • animal products, animal suffering, Conscientious Omnivory.  Eat­Everything­ism, unconcern. Vegetarianism. Veganism

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