Is eating meat morally wrong

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Theoryofrelativity, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    so are seaweed and soybeans and every tree on the planet. :shrug: Why is it ok to consume that life?

    I'm not a robot, of course I feel something cutting off an animals head. Depends on the animal.
     
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  3. Enmos Staff Member

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    Are you of the opinion the it isn't instinct with humans ?
    Elephants mourn, why wouldn't a cow.. ? Seems like an arbitrary reason to me Orleander.
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    so :shrug:
     
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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    Just saying.. just realize that a reason like that can only be applied on a personal level.
     
  8. sniffy Banned Banned

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    Doubts amongst the meat eaters!
    If it has a face don't eat it.
    An easy rule to follow.
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    yeah, that's why I'm not pompous enough to tell people what they can and can't eat. Its a personal decision.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    I see, well people (I at least lol) react to you about this because it seems inconsistent.
     
  11. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Sure, we could extend it to animals, or rocks, or the ocean. But it doesn't make sense to do so.

    Since most people do, in fact, eat meat; it's clear that most people would not support granting animals equal rights with humans.
    Most reasonable people do not treat their pets the same as children. I grant that some do. But those people are generally considered to be a bit "off".

    For instance, I'd spend every penny I have to save the life of any of my children. But I wouldn't go much above a couple grand for pet (if that).
    Rights are a way for members of an intelligent social species to deal with each other. In the absense of a system of mutually agreed upon rights, we exist in a state of constant warfare. With people constantly fighting, not much progress can be made. It's extremely inefficient. So we agree to treat each other fairly, to respect each other's "rights".

    There is no war between man and cows or pigs. Quite the contrary. So there is no reason to extend the concept of "rights" to include them. Man would lose an important source of food; and the cows and pigs would soon become extinct once they were rendered of no value to humans. It would be a lose-lose proposition.
     
  12. Enmos Staff Member

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    Define 'face'

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  13. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, Inconsistent? Coming from a man who has no problem eating slaughterhouse beef, but thinks its wrong to eat deer....

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  14. Enmos Staff Member

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    The distinction between wild and domesticated is consistent.
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    so if I take deer and raise them in a pen, you could eat them?
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    No, you took it from the wild. I realize that domesticated livestock also had wild forefathers.. but that day lies in the past. Domesticated livestock is necessary nowadays because of our huge population. It's the lesser of two evils as far as I'm concerned.
    We have livestock now so hands off the wild animals.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Can't wait til the Native Americans are told hands off the bison.
     
  18. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    I think that if it is a conscious being, it is wrong to kill it unless you really have to.
     
  19. Enmos Staff Member

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    I would, I think Bisons are endangered ?
    They have alternatives nowadays.. if they don't it's fine.. but maybe we should provide them alternatives.
     
  20. Enmos Staff Member

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    My view as well.
     
  21. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    they aren't endangered, in fact we cull the herds. Provide them with an alternative?? :bugeye: They know what a grocery store is.
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    if that was really your view, you would be a vegetarian.
     
  23. Enmos Staff Member

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    If they know what a grocery store is they don't need to kill any Bisons.
    Of course there is the argument of culture.. I don't think your example is comparable to the average American.
     

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