Re: Animal Consciousness

From: j.k. (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2008 - 15:51:33 MST

On 03/07/2008 10:54 AM,, Lee Corbin wrote:
> Oh? If you do that, fewer cows and other meat bearing animals
> will be bred and get to live. So long as their lives come suddenly
> and as painlessly as possible to an end, any true animal advocate
> should be in favor of human eating them.

This implies that just being alive and not how you are alive is all that

If it's the case that living a full life in natural circumstances (for
your species) and partaking of the social activities and milestones of
life that make for a contented life is what life is all about, and that
a thousand lives with these is preferable to millions of lives without
these, then your point does not hold.

Would you argue that a human advocate should be in favor of aliens
raising a quadrillion human beings in cages is better than the life our
mere billions have now?


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