Could Eating Animals Be Just Slightly Wrong?
Thinking about yesterday's post, a question occurs to me. Eric Schwitzgebel says he considers eating animals to be "just slightly wrong"--like not answering the emails of undergraduates. The more I think about it, the more I find that an odd notion. I can see how causing suffering and death to animals could be considered not bad at all, and I can see how it could be considered less bad than doing the same thing to people (I actually argue for that in my book), but how could it really be "just slightly wrong"? What way of thinking about the suffering and death of animals could allow you to make that tepid assessment? Suddenly I'm puzzled. Anybody have any ideas?