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All the arguments to prove man’s superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals. – Peter Singer http://ift.tt/1TFiwdU

Peter Singer

I don’t think nationalism is alone holding the field; it’s in contention with a lot of different things. – Peter Singer http://ift.tt/1WDNx4y

Peter Singer

Eating Meat

We celebrated my wife’s high school reunion at a restaurant known for grilled lamb.  The lambs lived in a small pen out back.  My wife warned me we should not let our son see the lambs.  304 more words

Alexander Boot: "the modern mind can conceive of inanities that in the past would have been regarded as telltale signs of madness"

“Conveniently untethered and fashionably open, the modern mind can conceive of inanities that in the past would have been regarded as telltale signs of madness. Who in his right mind would, for example, have argued in favour of two men getting married? 134 more words

Politics/Current Events

Leslie Cannold on Veganism and Animal Rights

This Guardian article by Leslie Cannold has been getting a lot of attention. Although Cannold is sympathetic to animal welfare, she believes that ethical carnivorism… 1,258 more words

Ethics

A reliever to the starter and the community.

Since we recently discussed Do-Gooders in class, let me tell you about one.

Not everyone knows the name Sean Doolittle. To the casual baseball fan, he’s a relief pitcher with a scraggly beard but little do they know about the charitable things he’s doing off the mound. 488 more words

Morality

Doing (The Most) Good

“Do you consider yourself a good person,” I was recently asked in earnest. “I do,” I replied, and continued that I consider myself to be especially morally sensitive – by which I mean I often think about the whether a thing is right or wrong, and try to reason my way to an answer. 987 more words