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Ethics and envionmental decison making

When contentious medical issues arise and are deliberated, the ethical component is fast becoming an essential and integral part of the decision making process. The question, “Is this what we ought to do” is becoming a more utilized and key component in resolution of issues no longer confined to the medical arena. 398 more words

Do What You Can For The Life You Can Save

It was in February 2014 that I first heard about Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save, and I have not looked back since. 1,092 more words

Paddy Vipond

Animal ethics and PETA

“Speciesism” is using animals other than humans as resources—eating them, wearing them, experimenting upon them—simply because they are not humans. Peter Singer uses the example of mentally vegetative humans, who don’t have a capacity for enjoyment. 1,119 more words

Thoughts

What is freedom of speech?

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the idea of freedom of speech and freedom of expression this week and what it means exactly. It’s not something I’ve thought a great deal about in the past because I’ve always felt I had the freedom to express my thoughts, which I quite frequently do, and I’m very grateful for this. 674 more words

Ethics

Je Pense, Je Suis Charlie?

By: Zachary Reger (@ZacharyReger)

Charlie Hebdo

On Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, both Muslim, killed 12 people in the Paris office housing the satirical magazine  769 more words

Peter Singer on meat eating

In the Guardian

Singer refers to his hope in Animal Liberation that one day there would be no more slaughterhouses.  He also says that unless the system of meat production is ended, animals will not be protected from mistreatment. 147 more words

Animal Welfare Issues