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Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
If animals have feelings then isn't that enough reason not to kill them for food? Some would say that self awareness is required. Why would that be relevant? Could the idea that a creature without self awareness lacks a unified...
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Question posted on February 13, 2014; 2 responses
Is torturing an insect less immoral than torturing a non-human primate?...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Is it immoral to keep an animal as a pet, or is this question not within the domain of ethical philosophy? My reasoning is this, there are other much more self-involved things to do than spend time taking care of...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
I'm thinking about cutting back my meat consumption for the sake of the environment, but I don't want to go completely meat free. I'm thinking about continuing to eat pork but not beef, since I respect cattle more than pigs...
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Question posted on June 27, 2013; 1 response
I find Peter Singer's argument that animals' (specifically mammals') capacity to feel pain which according to him makes them intrinsically worthy of special status rather faceious as evolution is scientifically proven to not be teleological. If I uproot a cabbage...
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Question posted on January 10, 2013; 1 response
I have some questions with vegetarianism. The main thing is that I do believe that animal suffering is a bad thing, but I don't think that that is a reason for people not to eat animals. I'm not asking here...
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Question posted on January 2, 2013; 1 response
The arguments for vegetarianisms seem to be very convincing to me. Are there any good arguments philosophers have made that eating animals is not immoral?...
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Question posted on December 20, 2012; 1 response
there has been talk about the use of dogs in medical detection of cancer and also dogs are being used to monitor the sugar levels of people with diabetes 24 hours a day. i was wondering what ethical issues there...
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Question posted on October 25, 2012; 1 response
If I was in a situation that impose me to choose between an animal or a human to save their life, which one should I choose ? and why ?...
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Question posted on October 4, 2012; 1 response
Should we as humans actively try to maintain the existence of other species (like we do now due to their cuteness/rarity)?...
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Question posted on September 22, 2012; 2 responses
Is it morally wrong to eat my pet dog? Why is it right to eat beef and pork, but our pets?...
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Question posted on September 6, 2012; 1 response
There were some questions about vegetarian diets recently, and I'd like to ask a few follow-up questions if I may? First, what is the philosophy in favor of vegetarian diet? is it mostly that it is healthier, or is it...
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Question posted on August 16, 2012; 1 response
The responses to questions on this site regarding the ethics of eating animals seem to indicate that many of you endorse vegetarianism (in some form or another) but have not made a commitment to actually becoming a vegetarian. Though I...
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Question posted on August 2, 2012; 1 response
Have animals rights? If so, which ones?...
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Question posted on August 2, 2012; 1 response
I was recently thinking about what it means to be count as a vegetarian, but I think it's much harder than I originally thought. What does it mean to be a vegetarian? There are several cases where it...
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Question posted on July 19, 2012; 1 response
Suppose a species is brought to another region, where it quickly overruns its local rivals and drives the native species to extinction. This is something that has been suggested might happen with the larger grey squirrels that are slowly...
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Question posted on May 3, 2012; 1 response
Why are the lives of plants not considered ethically relevant, when there are more than a few people who think the lives of all animals, including the simplest insects, are? Plants, too, can whither and die. What's the...
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Question posted on May 3, 2012; 1 response
Okay, this is an odd question probably but something about interacting with a dog makes me feel strange and kind of awkward. There is a consensus that dogs aren't conscious in the way humans are because they don't have "self-consciousness"...
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Question posted on March 9, 2012; 1 response
Can someone help me with this basic argument.I just want it to make sense and than I will look at the major tweaks later. I believe I need to fix the conclusion because when I get around to writing...
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Question posted on February 16, 2012; 1 response
I read somewhere that a human being's DNA is almost the same as a rat's. (I think the percentage of similarity is 90%.) In other words, we're animals. If I saw a group of grey squirrels killing a...
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