Don’t animals eat other animals?

Do you base all your behavior on what other animals do? Many people insist that it’s natural to eat animals because other animals eat animals. It is, they insist, therefore morally neutral. However, there is rarely anything natural about humans consuming animals. We’re not doing what other animals do in nature. First, the vast majority of […]

Isn’t eating meat a personal choice?

Can a choice be personal if it has a victim? Justice is the concept by which fairness is administered. In democratic societies, justice dictates that we are generally free to do what we want as long as it doesn’t harm, exploit, or infringe upon the same rights and freedoms of others. Truly personal choices include how to […]

Aren’t humans at the top of the food chain?

Do you really think that humans are apex predators? Justifications for needless violence and oppression are often based on concepts of power and supremacy: the notion that “might makes right.” Unfortunately, the belief that might makes right has justified the worst atrocities of human history. A “food chain” is a human invention that assumes a […]

If everyone went vegan, what would happen to all the farmed animals?

Farmed animals are artificially inseminated by humans. The number of animals farmers bring into existence depends on supply and demand. As demand decreases, supermarkets and restaurants will order smaller amounts of animal flesh and secretions (meat, dairy, and eggs). When the demand from restaurants and supermarkets decreases, fewer animals will need to be slaughtered. The […]