Toward a Moral Case for Meat Eating

Sierra Club performing moral jujitsu...

"Can meat actually be a good thing? Is there any way to make a moral case for eating animals?

A couple of years ago, Nathanael Johnson, the food and agriculture writer at Grist, asked, “Where are the philosophers arguing that eating meat is moral?” After doing a pretty thorough lit review, interviewing some professional ethicists and the animal welfare guru Temple Grandin, and plumbing his own thoughts and feelings on the issue, Johnson pretty much came up empty-handed. If we acknowledge that eating animals will cause them some measure of pain, then it’s impossible to defend on a strictly ethical basis. Think of Kant’s categorical imperative, which says, “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.” Unless you’re willing to be kept, bred, and eventually slaughtered by a species of superior strength and/or intelligence, you can’t justify doing so to other species."...

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/green-life/toward-moral-case-for-meat-eating

Sailesh Rao

Dr. Sailesh Rao is an Electrical Engineer, systems specialist, Climate Healer, author of "Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies" and "Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis", and Executive Producer of "The Human Experiment", "Cowspiracy," "What The Health” and “A Prayer for Compassion.