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Old September 16 2013, 01:15 AM   #33
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Re: Vegetarians - you will ove this child

I eat meat and I have no ethical concerns about it. I have concerns about the treatment of animals, and I have concerns about the environmental toll of the meat industry, but that's another story.

Still, these

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
There will always be meat eaters. If you don't eat it, someone else will.
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
The consumer is not the one who killed the animal, they just eat the finished product.
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Animals are put on this planet FOR our pleasure.
have to be the most morally bankrupt arguments I ever saw regarding this topic.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, we have this:

thestrangequark wrote: View Post
The way I see it, the moral line here is completely fucking arbitrary. Animals in the wild suffer horrible deaths to become food for other animals. Does this mean it is morally right for them to suffer to become our food? Or is it morally right for us to kill them with as little suffering as possible, because we can? Or is it morally right to refrain from killing them altogether, assuming we have the luxury of living without exploiting animals? Everyone draws their line where thy will, and I don't see why it's anyone else's business.
Quoted because it is worth repeating.
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