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p. 675. Meat-eatinglocked

  • David DeGrazia

Abstract

Can we regard the harm caused to factory farm animals as necessary? We do not need to eat meat in order to live or even to stay healthy. ‘Meat-eating’ examines the ethics of eating meat by focusing on the issue of consuming meat produced in factory farms, but also takes up the issues of eating meat produced in family farms and eating seafood. Even if we accept a sliding-scale model of moral status, which justifies less-than-equal consideration for animals, we cannot defend the causing of unnecessary harm. Considering the issue of eating seafood, the harms caused to creatures other than those consumed is important, such as animals that get ensnared accidentally.

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