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The Moral High Ground: Exploring the Ethical Advantages of Veganism over Carnism

"Choosing veganism is more than a dietary decision; it's a moral imperative that unveils the true measure of our empathy and values." - Michael Corthell The Vegan Project - Global Veganism is a dietary and lifestyle choice that has gained widespread attention in recent years due to its potential ethical and environmental benefits. While there are many arguments in favor of veganism, this essay will explore the moral and ethical superiority of veganism over carnism, and the consumption of meat and animal products. From a moral standpoint, veganism can be seen as superior to carnism because it promotes the idea that animals have intrinsic value and should not be exploited for human benefit. The consumption of meat and animal products involves the intentional killing and use of sentient beings, which many vegans view as morally wrong. The suffering and death of animals for human consumption can be seen as a form of oppression and exploitation, as animals do not have t

Unveiling the Paradox: How Carnistic Lust Fuels the Vegan Movement

"Carnistic lust, intriguingly paradoxical, stirs curiosity. Indulgence fuels questions—about origins, ethics, impact. A transformative journey from desire to conscious choice, propelling a compassionate shift towards veganism." - Michael Corthell , The Vegan Project Global In a world dominated by the sizzle and aroma of meat-centric dishes, an intriguing paradox emerges: the very fervor for carnistic indulgence might just be driving more people towards embracing the plant-based, compassionate lifestyle of veganism. The thought-provoking assertion that "Carnistic lust is one of the best promos for veganism" challenges conventional wisdom and sheds light on a unique perspective that could change the way we perceive the path to a more sustainable and ethical world. The Allure of Carnistic Lust It's no secret that meat consumption holds a special place in many cultures and diets. From succulent barbecues to savory roasts, the allure of meat's flavors and text

[Ethics] Is it wrong to keep pets? Can we respect an animals rights whilst keeping them as property?

  In this episode, Jake and Ant look at the ethics of pet care. Is it ok to keep any sentient living being as property, free to be made infertile if their aggression annoys us and even to be put down if they become an inconvenience or minor danger.  Part of this discussion will feel familiar from our vegan/vegetarianism episode (how do we compare animal vs human rights?), but the fundamental question is how do we square the very common stance of being anti-livestock/vegan but pro-pets?  We do care about our pets, but we also violate what may very reasonably be their rights as sentient creatures in the interest of our enjoyment - and their being happy with the arrangement may not necessarily get us off the hook, just as it doesn't solve the 'benevolent slave owner' argument.  Also, to what extent does keeping pets enable negligent or non-benevolent pet owners to cause suffering, and can we even agree what counts as negligent - by some accounts keeping a dog in an inner city

[Ethics & Morals] When Animals are Seen as Machines

   From Plato to Descartes and Kant and now to modern day, there is a general idea that pervades Western society. This idea is about the uniqueness and superiority of the human being.  We are rational and conscious beings that apparently stand alone in the world, separated intellectually from animals and biologically from machines. The relationship between humans, animals, and machines is a tumultuous one and it is not easily definable.  For many classical philosophers, this relationship has always been a hierarchy. Humans are on the top and animals and machines fall somewhere below. These beliefs have created a distinct category for the three terms that leaves no room for overlap.  Because of the great disparity between these groups, the animal and machine have come to be known as the “Other.” This title demonstrates that they are markedly disregarded and disrespected.

[Ethics] Morality is Subjective(Who's kidding whom?)

   Many who argue against veganism claim that morality is subjective.  Let's look...

[Ethics] Know Thine Enemy: Worst of the "Skeptics" on Animal Rights: Sam Harris

Sam Harris on veganism: rational or rationalizing?

[Ethics] The Ethics of Vegan and Plant Based Businesses

[Ethics] Gary L. Francione, "The Philosophy of Animal Rights"

Gary L. Francione's presentation, as invited speaker from Rutgers University Law School.