The Naive Argument against Moral Vegetarianism
Author: Alward, P.
Source: Environmental Values, Volume 9, Number 1, 1 February 2000 , pp. 81-89(9)
Publisher: White Horse Press
Abstract:The naive argument against moral vegetarianism claims that if it is wrong for us to eat meant then it is wrong for lions and tigers to do so as well. I argue that the fact that such carnivores lack higher order mental states and need meat to survive do suffice to undermine the naive argument.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2000-02-01
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